In the Paris region, three men in their twenties were arrested this Wednesday morning and placed in police custody as part of the investigation into the attack on PSG midfielder Kheira Hamraoui. On November 4, the football player was attacked with an iron bar by two men in Chatou, in the Yvelines.
Three men in their twenties were arrested on Wednesday morning in the Paris region and then taken into police custody in the investigation into the November attack on PSG midfielder Kheira Hamraoui, who upset his 2021 season. 2022. These men were arrested “at their home” and then placed in police custody in the premises of the Versailles judicial police, said the prosecution, confirming information from the Journal du Dimanche. “At least one of them has a criminal record,” the prosecution told AFP.
According to a source familiar with the matter, all three are suspected of having participated in the attack on Kheira Hamraoui in November 2021 in Chatou in the Yvelines. One of them was arrested in Yerres in Essonne, while the other two were arrested in Villeneuve-Saint-Georges, in Val-de-Marne, this source familiar with the matter told AFP. . These police custody are part of the judicial investigation opened on November 15 in Versailles against X for “criminal association” and “aggravated violence”.
Contacted, Kheira Hamraoui’s entourage and his lawyer did not wish to comment. On November 4, 2021, Kheira Hamraoui was attacked with iron bars by two men, in front of one of her teammates, Aminata Diallo, as they returned from a team dinner. The hypothesis of a rivalry between the two Paris Saint-Germain players, who play in the same midfield position, was initially considered.
Tight locker room
Aminata Diallo and one of her friends, imprisoned in Lyon, had been placed in police custody by the judicial police of Versailles before coming out free, without charge. Aminata Diallo has always strongly contested being involved.
Kheira Hamraoui, 32, had a trying 2021-2022 season, in the wake of this attack “of incredible violence” in his own words to the sports daily L’Equipe. “I experienced a real ambush. These individuals were waiting for me behind a truck. They were in the right place at the right time. How could they have been so well informed? ‘today,” she said last June.
After the outbreak of the affair, his relations deteriorated with part of the locker room, and in particular with the attackers Marie-Antoinette Katoto and Kadidiatou Diani. Under contract until June 2023, Hamraoui has been kept out of the professional group since the start of the current season. The deputy sports director of the women’s PSG, Sabrina Delannoy, admitted Friday at the microphone of Canal + to have “made a decision concerning Kheira Hamraoui”: “Hamraoui is not part of the sports projects of PSG and it will remain like that for the whole season”.
“She will remain Parisian this season”
Despite the interest of several clubs, the former Barcelonan “wants to honor the last year of her contract: she will remain Parisian this season”, had for her part insisted her entourage to AFP. His aggression and the dissensions within the Parisian locker room also fueled social networks. Especially when the name of Eric Abidal appeared in the procedure: Kheira Hamraoui used a chip in the name of the footballer on his mobile phone.
The former French international was heard in December, as a simple witness. His wife’s claims about his relationship with Kheira Hamraoui caused a stir, with Hayet Abidal filing for divorce. In February, Kheira Hamraoui filed a complaint in Paris for “defamation, public insult, threats and invasion of privacy”, against an influencer and an independent journalist.