Briefly this Monday, September 12, 2022 in the south of Avesnois and in Thiérache

September 12, 2022 – 2433 views

In the south of Avesnois:

Fourmies: Pizza Company temporarily closed after vandalism or suspected burglary?

While on duty this Sunday, officers discovered their premises had been ransacked overnight from Saturday to Sunday. On the pizzeria’s Facebook page, the manager claimed he was the “victim of a burglary” before specifying that his shop would remain closed until further notice. After this post, Ant publicly denounced himself on social networks. He claims to be the author of the voluntary degradations, while specifying that he did not steal anything, “supporting videos”, but his version does not seem credible.

Was the Spiral Pizza Dough Mixer Really Stolen? Is this an insurance scam or not? Was the manager the victim of a vendetta orchestrated by angry undercover employees, as some have told us? Were these officials looking to condemn other more serious health issues like the photos and videos we received? Questions remain… We tried in vain to contact the manager to get his version of the facts. To be continued…

Fourmies: GPF supporter’s camper ravaged by accidental fire

The vehicle caught fire on Saturday evening in the center of the town of Fourmies, less than 300 meters from the finish line of the Grand Prix de Fourmies. Two detonations were heard throughout the city and thick black smoke could be seen for several kilometers around. According to the first indications collected on the spot, the fire would have started in the kitchen area of ​​this camper!

Matteo: to trial in 2023 for aggravated manslaughter

Mattéo is this young 18-year-old ant who was fatally hit by a driver on October 26, 2021 near the Fourmies Stadium. The shock was very strong and the victim’s body was found 33 meters impact. In the indictment filed on August 16, Valenciennes prosecutors are calling for a trial against the alleged driver who hit Mateo. This is Xavier M., a restaurateur from Ferron, 34 years old at the time of the events.

The latter should be tried “for manslaughter in aggravating circumstances” because he was driving at high speed, under the influence of alcohol and narcotics, with a collision and a refusal to obey when he crossed the gendarmes a few hundred meters further. According to our colleagues at Le Point, it is now up to the investigating judge to issue his order so that a hearing date can finally be set…

Grand Prix de Fourmies again dominated by sprinters

As is now the custom, the 5 fighters who managed to get out into the open sea (after 7 kilometers of racing, between Anor and Fourmies and who were up to 2’40 in front of the peloton) were swallowed up by the peloton in the last lap around Fourmies, on – less than 4 kilometers from Fourmies. They were the Dutchmen Taco van der Hoorn (Intermarché-Wanty Gobert), the French Maxime Jarnet (Go Sport Roubaix Lille Métropole) and Nicolas Debeaumarchet (St Michel-Aubert93) and the Belgians Louis Blouwet (Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB) and Milan Fretin (Sport Vlaanderen Baloise ).

A fall at the front of the peloton, 3km 700 from the finish, prevented some sprinters, including Fabio Jacobsen, the reigning European champion, and Arnaud de Lieu (Lotto-Soudal) from joining the final pack. However, the Grand Prix de Fourmies once again offered spectators a royal and tense sprint, with a few waves unfortunately in the last kilometer. Among the 40 survivors of the fall, Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen (Team BikeExchange – Jayco), winner of this year’s stage of the Tour de France, started the hostilities. He was finally overtaken less than 20 meters from the finish line by Australian Caleb Ewan of Lotto-Soudal. This five-time Tour de France stage winner and Milan-San Remo winner was indeed at his strongest on Sunday night in Fourmy, much to the delight of Jacques Thibault, president of the GPF organizing committee.

It should be noted that three French riders managed to finish in the Top 10: Jason Tesson, the sprinter from Saint-Michel – Auber93, hired by Total Energies for next season, finished 5th. Julien Simon (TotalEnergies), the French Cup leader, cemented his place in this standings with an excellent seventh place in the Grand Prix de Fourmies, ahead of Marc Sarot (AG2R Citroën).

The champion Clara Copponi offers herself the women’s version of the Grand Prix de Fourmies

After several breakaway attempts, including one solo from the regional scene, Victoire Berteaux, the 3rd edition of the Choralis Fourmies Féminine Classic also ended in a sprint. Frenchwoman Clara Copponi (FDJ Suez Futuroscope) won after the 117 kilometer race. At 23, Clara Copponi is considered one of the biggest hopes in women’s cycling, already with 8 French championship titles and a place in the French team at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The recent triple European Championship track medalist beat Italy’s Valentina Basilico (Bepink) and Portugal’s Maria Martins (Le Col – Wahoo). Two other Tricolores finished in the Top 10: Valentin Fortin (Cofidis) finished 4th and Team Arkéa’s Marie-Morgane Le Deunff took an excellent and deserved 10th place.

Athletics: new title for ant Chloé Galet

The member of the French team won the title of champion of the Mediterranean Games this weekend: she returned from Italy with a gold medal in the 100 meters after achieving a time close to her personal best of 11 seconds and 51 hundredths.

In Thierache:

Origny-en-Thiérache: a house partially destroyed by fire on Friday afternoon

It was 3:00 p.m. when the alarm was raised by residents of Rue de Vervins. Despite the quick intervention of the Emergency Service, the occupant of the premises was injured and is slightly intoxicated. Transported to Hirson Hospital, the victim is out, fortunately his life is no longer in danger. The fire was reportedly caused by improper handling of hydrocarbons.

La Capelle: 48 cartons of cigarettes confiscated by the gendarmerie

It was during a routine roadside check carried out yesterday morning at around 5:30am near the RN2 that the troopers found these rounds in the boot of a car. The goods, worth 5,000 euros, were immediately seized and will be destroyed. During his police custody, the driver admitted that he had bought these 48 cartons of cigarettes in Luxembourg to resell them in France.

Released, the man will soon have to answer for his actions before the court. He faces up to 3 years in prison for smuggling tobacco products and a fine of up to 2 times the value of the counterfeit goods. The gendarmes of La Capelle take the opportunity to remind that we are only allowed to bring into France a maximum of 200 cigarettes per person.

Vervins: the Friday afternoon arrest of a rioter

It was this man who forced the management of the Condorcet College in Vervin to shut down all students and its staff in the institution on Thursday evening, after 5:00 p.m., for nearly 1 hour and 30 minutes. The offender was finally arrested and taken into custody late Friday afternoon.

A risk of “disturbance of public order” was indeed reported in the vicinity of the college. Therefore, a man armed with a hammer, according to our Union colleagues, would first force a medical office in the new health center in Vervin before making threatening remarks, especially to students.

Vervins: the return of the Festival du rire from October 12 to 15 in the multipurpose hall

Florent Peyre (with opening act Karl Decamps) will have the heavy responsibility of opening this festival, followed the next day by Laurent Baffie. The singer Bernard Mabille and the young talent of laughter Hervé Dipari will perform on October 14 and it is the “competition of young talents of laughter” that will close this festival on the 15th of October next. Reservation at the Vervins town hall, on 03 20 33 30 70 or directly online at:!

By Paul Shuler

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