A rural village in southern France is in shock after a group of young delinquents from a deprived suburb attacked a village fete and killed a 16-year-old boy.
The village of Crépol in Drôme was holding its “fete de village”, an annual or biannual celebration, on Saturday night with around 450 of the 500 residents attending.
As the fete began winding down at 2am, a group of youths arrived, some carrying knives. When a security guard barred their entry, they attacked him, slicing through his fingers.
One witness told Le Parisien: “There was a fight between the assailants and those who were brave enough to face them.”
“It was a bloodbath,” said another. “Youths from the suburbs surrounded the party hall, blindly stabbing people … One youth received a heart massage on the floor. It was chaos.”