21.06.18: Four vehicles were destroyed or damaged by arson during the night from Wednesday to Thursday in the staff car park at Fresnes Prison (Val-de-Marne), it has been learned from reliable sources. According to initial investigations, «the incendiary device was thrown from the street overlooking the area at the rear of the institution,» stated the director of prison administration.
«The prosecutor’s office takes the case very seriously,», «the scientific police attended the scene and security patrols around the penitentiary area have been increased,» she added. The owners of the vehicles concerned will be assisted with the process of compensation by the administration, according to the same source. Security improvements are currently underway in and arround the prison, including the installation of new fences, security nets and CCTV cameras.
The prosecutor for Créteil has instructed the police station of Haÿ-les-Roses to entrust the investigation to the judicial police of Val-de-Marne. Previously during the night of May 30th to May 31st, a dozen masked individuals were identified on surveillance cameras setting fire to several vehicles, it was stated by a judicial source. At least three vehicles and a scooter were damaged, according to a source close to the investigation, which was entrusted to the Hay-les-Roses police station.
[Translation by Mpalothia]