Tours: an investigation opened after the death of a man in his twenties by stabbing


Transported to hospital overnight, a man in his twenties died from injuries caused, a priori, by stabbing. An investigation was opened this Saturday.

After the death during the night of a man in his twenties, at the Tours hospital, an investigation was opened on Saturday, we learned from the Tours public prosecutor’s office.

During the night, the victim had been « transported by a person to the hospital with a priori stab wounds », told AFP the public prosecutor of Tours Grégoire Dulin. He said the person died in hospital.

Three people in custody

An investigation has been opened for intentional homicide, added the prosecutor. The magistrate was not able to specify the number of blows struck on the victim. The autopsy « will take place a priori Monday », according to him.

On Saturday morning, three people were in police custody, including the driver who drove the deceased man to hospital. According to the prosecutor, who was not able to specify the profile of the victim and the motive, the prosecution and investigators « are studying all the hypotheses ».

The man, who could be identified, was taken care of « between 11:30 p.m. and midnight » at the Alliance Saint-Cyr clinic located in the agglomeration of Tours and « died between 11:30 p.m. and half past midnight, » said Grégoire Flax.

According to a police source, the victim presented « significant wounds which pierced him through and through ». « The hypothesis of the use of a saber or a bayonet » was raised by the relief, added this source.

The mayor calls for calm

The driver also said he was traveling by car when the victim appeared in front of him in the town of La Riche and begged him to drive him to the hospital, according to the same source, specifying that the Judicial Police of Tours is capture.

According to the mayor DVG de La Riche Wilfried Schwartz, this young person belonged to « a family respected by all at La Riche ».

While recalling the « close and regular work » carried out between the national police and its municipality « to fight against violence and delinquency », the councilor also indicated wanting to seize the Minister of Justice, in a press release.

The elected leftist demanded « that the justice services, absent for many months, come back to the table » of the operational steering group (GPO) which brings together the police and the municipality and coordinates public actions.

Calling his constituents « calm », Wilfried Schwartz said he expected « unwavering support from the institutions of the Republic ».

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