A Sudanese refugee stabbed an immigration officer to dying in southern France after studying his asylum request had been rejected.
Cyril Pierreval, a 46-year-old father of 1, was killed on Friday by a 38-year-old Sudanese knifeman who confronted deportation.
The migrant attacked the pinnacle of the refugee welcome centre within the metropolis of Pau round 11am, native media reported.
The officer, a father-of-one, was present in his workplace with a number of stab wounds to his chest and died a short while later.
Police advised BMFTV that the migrant was recognized to them for acts of violence, and had been jailed twice in 2017 for armed assault.
A Sudanese migrant, 38, stabbed to dying the chief of a refugee welcome centre within the French metropolis of Pau (pictured) at present after studying his asylum utility had been rejected
The killer – who has not been named – was amongst a big group of males displaced from Calais over the previous 5 years, the place they’d hoped to get throughout the Channel to the UK.
They have been as an alternative taken by bus to the Isard Welcome Centre, within the South West metropolis of Pau, some 650 miles away, the place they got the prospect to assert asylum in France.
‘It was one in every of these males who killed Cyril, who was in command of the centre’ stated an investigating supply.
‘The attacker got here into the centre simply earlier than 11am and stated he had a gathering with Cyril. Others within the constructing then heard screams, and known as the police.
‘Officers discovered the sufferer mendacity on the bottom, and lined in ten knife wounds, together with one within the neck. Regardless of emergency remedy, he died of his wounds.’
The attacker was overpowered by different employees, and held in a separate room till police have been capable of arrest him, underneath suspicion of homicide utilizing a kitchen knife.
Cops stand on the entrance of the Isard COS Reception Centre for Asylum Seekers (CADA) in Pau, southern France the place the officer was stabbed to dying by an asylum seeker
François Bayrou, the Mayor of Pau, confirmed the attacker’s newest declare for asylum in France had simply been rejected, and that he confronted jail earlier than deportation.
‘This can be a horrible tragedy, all of the extra as a result of the sufferer spent his total skilled life serving to migrants and asylum seekers,’ stated Mr Bayrou.
‘The person’s asylum request had been rejected, and for good causes. He then turned towards the pinnacle of the service, that is excessive and absurd violence.’
In an interview in 2017, Mr Pierreval had complained of the brief deadlines for asylum seekers, and the shortage of translators made obtainable to them.
‘Requests are made in haste,’ Mr Pierreval stated on the time. ‘One in every of our massive issues is the shortage of high quality interpreters.’
Gerard Darmanin, France’s Inside Minister, attended the scene of the crime late on Friday afternoon, and provided his ‘honest condolences’ to the sufferer’s household and family members.
Pictured: Pau’s mayor Francois Bayrou described the assault as ‘excessive and absurd violence’
The assailant arrived from Sudan in 2015, and was initially amongst a big group of Africans attempting to get to Britain, stated an investigating supply.
On the time, there have been hundreds of UK-bound migrants sleeping tough in Calais, the place there was an enormous camp dubbed The Jungle.
It was razed to the bottom in 2016, and all of its inhabitants dispersed to Welcome Centres throughout France, together with the one in Pau.
The Pau attacker was arrested in 2017 for ‘acts of violence’ and hung out in jail, however was not recognized to the intelligence companies, and had no recognized hyperlinks to terrorism.
He was dwelling freely in council lodging in Pau, stated the investigating supply.
On Friday night time, Pau Prosecutor Cécile Gensac stated the person was in custody and dealing with a homicide cost.
Raphaël Diaz, director basic of the asylum basis that Mr Pierreval labored for, stated: ‘We’re all deeply affected at present by the sudden dying of our colleague Cyril. Cyril was a extremely very skilled skilled.’
The refugee welcome centre in Pau supplies assist companies for just lately arrived migrants, together with housing.
Employees stated the pinnacle of the centre had agreed to satisfy with the person in his workplace after his asylum utility was rejected, earlier than being attacked.
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