France shocked by video of 14-year-old beating up 89-year-old woman for ‘just 30 euros’

France shocked by video of 14-year-old beating up 89-year-old woman for ‘just 30 euros’
France shocked by video of 14-year-old beating up 89-year-old woman for ‘just 30 euros’

Three teenagers beat up an elderly woman in Cannes on Monday. The case is stirring emotions in France, where it is described as a symptom of “the degeneration” of society.

jvhSource: Le Point, Nice Matin, BFMTV

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The woman was found unconscious on the ground in the La Bocca neighborhood on Monday afternoon. Emergency services initially assumed the woman had become unwell, but surveillance footage showed her being beaten up by three 14-year-olds, who had chased and robbed her. According to French media, the trio would have stolen barely thirty euros.

The woman was taken to hospital with several fractures and a brain haemorrhage. She is still in hospital on Friday, but is not said to be in life-threatening condition.

“No regrets”

One of the perpetrators turned himself in to the police after the events. His two companions, who were known to the court, were then quickly arrested. The two initially denied their involvement until they were confronted with the images. According to French media, they would “show no sign of regret, or any awareness of the seriousness of the facts”.

The images from the surveillance camera were circulated on social media and are stirring emotions in French public opinion. David Lisnard, the mayor of Cannes, wrote on Twitter that “if it had been my mother, I would be in jail right now”.

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