Two teenagers aged 15 and 16, without any criminal record, were arrested for having degraded more than 70 graves at the new Fameck cemetery, north of Metz (Moselle) on November 16 and 22.

They recognized the facts.

Their motivation?

Wanting to "reproduce the universe of their favorite musical groups," said the Thionville floor on Wednesday.

No desecration, no registration or claim

It was an investigation by the Thionville gendarmerie, fueled in particular by testimonies and observations on the networks, which made it possible to identify the two adolescents.

"No burial has been desecrated, no registration has been noted and no claim has been made," said the public prosecutor, Brice Partouche in a statement.

"74 graves have been identified as having been affected by these acts: crosses have been overturned, others deposited, some returned", details the prosecutor, who still mentions "destroyed" flowers or "degraded memorial plaques (...) ".

The two teenagers will be summoned later before the children's judge of the Thionville court, according to Brice Partouche.


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