January 26, 2022

PSG player Kheira Hamraoui, assaulted on November 4, heard again by investigators

A judicial investigation was opened on November 15 after an assault suffered by the PSG player.

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Footballer Kheira Hamraoui, victim of a violent ambush on November 4 in Yvelines, was heard again Monday, November 29 by investigators, the Versailles prosecutor’s office told AFP, confirming information from M6.

The Paris Saint-Germain player was questioned by the Versailles judicial police, in particular on her links with ex-international Eric Abidal. The latter’s name appeared in the proceedings after investigators established a material link with the victim, who used a chip in the footballer’s name on his mobile phone. The player played for FC Barcelona at a time when Eric Abidal was sporting director of the Catalan club.

The wife of the former French international then announced that she was going to file a divorce petition and assured her that Eric Abidal had confessed to her having had a relationship with Kheira Hamraoui. “We imperatively wish to preserve the private life of Mrs. Hamraoui and allow her to resume training as soon as possible as well as (preserve) the secrecy of the investigation and of the judicial information in progress.“, reacted to AFP his lawyer Saïd Harir.

On the evening of November 4, Kheira Hamraoui was severely beaten on the legs with an iron bar in “an undisguised desire to harm his professional career”, according to her. Her teammate Aminata Diallo, at the wheel of the car during the attack, had spent nearly two days in police custody, on November 10 and 11, then was released without charge against her.

A judicial investigation was opened on November 15 against X for “criminal association with a view to preparing an offense punishable by at least five years” and “violence aggravated by three circumstances, followed by incapacity not exceeding eight days“.