a “ten” people escape from an administrative detention center

a “ten” people escape from an administrative detention center
a “ten” people escape from an administrative detention center

A group of around ten people escaped during the night of Friday May 10 to Saturday May 11 from the administrative detention center in the town of Sète, in Hérault, reports the local press.

An escape in the middle of the night. A “ten” people escaped from an administrative detention center (CRA) based in Sète, report our colleagues from France Bleu, who specify that the events took place on the night of Friday May 10 to Saturday May 11.

According to a police Source cited by the local media, the escapees fled “through the attic and the roof of the building”. Our colleagues from Midi Libre explain that the alarm “would not have gone off”, allowing the group to leave the premises.

A significant escape, since 28 people can normally be imprisoned in this CRA.

“The number of personnel is no longer sufficient to accomplish all the missions”

Contacted by France Bleu, the Hérault prefecture indicates that one person was recaptured among the escapees. “All means are being used to find the fugitives,” state services say.

Coincidentally, this is not the first time that such an escape has taken place in this administrative detention center in Sète. A little over a year ago, in April 2023, eight people escaped from the CRA.

“We are not equipped like a prison center. Unfortunately the Sète center is a reflection of all the CRAs in France,” laments Seddik Mohamed, Police Unit union representative, to France Bleu.

“The number of staff is no longer sufficient to carry out all the daily missions and to this is added the detention period which is far too long,” he says, denouncing a “lack of resources”.

An investigation was opened to shed light on the failures which led to the group’s escape.

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