Two men sentenced to prison terms after a settling of scores between rival gangs in Clamart

The facts date back to October 26. Two minors were seriously injured.


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15-year-old twins were found seriously injured in the hall of a building in Clamart (Hauts-de-Seine).  Illustrative photo.  (HERVÉ KIELWASSER / MAXPPP)

The Nanterre judicial court sentenced two men to prison on Friday April 26 for beating two 15-year-old teenagers in Clamart during a brawl between rival gangs from Hauts-de-Seine, reports the Nanterre prosecutor’s office. The first receives a sentence of four years in prison, including three years with suspended probation, and the second with three years in prison, including two years with suspended probation.

The facts date back to October 26, 2023, when 15-year-old twins were found seriously injured in the lobby of a building in Clamart (Hauts-de-Seine). Head injuries for one and hand injuries for the other, which earned them 20 and 60 days of ITT. The two victims say they were attacked by surprise by a group while they were waiting in the lobby of the building. A scenario refuted by investigators from the Clamart police station. Video surveillance and testimonies from neighbors reveal that a meeting had been scheduled in this same hall, between the group of victims (seven people) and the group of suspects (15 people). The members of this last group were hooded, some of them, and equipped with an iron bar, a saw and a machete.

Eight individuals arrested

Eight individuals were arrested on November 28 at their homes in Clamart, Issy-les-Moulineaux and Aulnay-sous-Bois. Among them, two adults, one of whom admitted to having used his machete on the twins, a weapon that he had obtained on social networks as a means of defense, and which he had brought thinking that the individuals on the other band would be numerous.

The two adults were already known to the courts for convictions when they were minors. Placed under judicial supervision with bans on contact with other defendants and the victims, they were judged on appeal by the Nanterre judicial court this Friday. Four minors aged 15 to 17 at the time of the facts were presented to a children’s judge to be placed under judicial supervision on February 13, 2024. Their case was adjourned until June 12, 2024.

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