Stade de France incidents: the Bobigny prosecutor's office opens an investigation into aggravated theft and violence

Since Monday, foreign supporters who are victims of offenses during the Champions League final can file a complaint with the French courts via a dedicated form available on the websites of the French embassies in the United Kingdom and Spain, such as the had announced the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, a few days earlier. The form must then be sent by post to the public prosecutor of Bobigny, on which the Stade de France depends. For the time being, the authorities have not transmitted the number of complaints received via this system.

As part of the investigation entrusted to the Saint-Denis police station, “several legal requisitions have been sent to recover video protection images”, in particular the “Video protection device of the Police Prefecture surrounding the Stade de France”said the prosecution, which opened an investigation for “robbery, aggravated theft and aggravated violence” this Friday to deal with complaints.

CCTV footage restored?

Since Thursday, the question of CCTV images of this event which turned into a fiasco has been the subject of controversy. During his hearing in the Senate, an official of the French Football Federation (FFF) revealed that the images of the Stade de France had been destroyed after seven days for lack of requisition of justice. This revelation aroused anger and incomprehension among senators and, beyond that, in the opposition. “We are trying to see if it is possible to restore the images” of the operator of the Stade de France, those of the police headquarters having been “saved”, declared the Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne, on the sidelines of a visit to Verson, in the constituency of Calvados where she is a legislative candidate. The same evening, the police responsible for investigating the counterfeit notes sent a requisition to obtain them.

Thursday night news “according to which these images would not be kept for one month, the maximum authorized legal duration, but only a few days – information that we did not know – led us to request themsaid the Bobigny prosecution on Friday morning. We are awaiting feedback to find out if these images have been deleted or retained”he added.

Since May 30, two days after the match, the Bobigny prosecutor’s office has also been in charge of the investigation for “organized gang scam” on counterfeit banknotes, opened following a report from the Paris police chief Didier Lallement. This was entrusted to the Brigade for the repression of astute delinquency (BRDA) of the Parisian judicial police.

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