ASSAULT Victim was stabbed in the face after trying to protect her friend

Nantes : A young man attacked with a knife by a dozen individuals in the city center

A national police vehicle (illustration). — E. Frisullo/20 Minutes

Traumatic end of the evening for a couple in downtown Nantes. On Saturday night at Sunday, around 4 a.m., a dozen individuals attacked a young woman in order to steal her cell phone, proximity of the Jacques-Demy media library. His friend tried to intervene and received a stabbing knife in the face. The young man suffered a gash of about 5 cm on the cheek, reports the national police.

The police, who were immediately arrested. solicited, have managed to arrest a few minutes later, near the castle of the Dukes of Brittany, a 30-year-old corresponding to the description of the man who had given his name. the stab. It has been placed on guard at; view.

This suspect also matches the author’s description of another assault reported in the same area, police said. The investigation is ongoing.