PARIS (Reuters) – A French lady arrested on the weekend for abducting a child can be suspected to be the one who threw corrosive liquid within the eyes of F.C. Lorient’s Congolese ahead Yoane Wissa, media reported.
Investigators suppose the 32-year-old lady from the city of Vannes, close to Lorient in western France, approached the footballer at his house on Thursday below pretence of searching for an autograph, the information web site Le Telegramme reported late on Monday.
She returned later at night time desiring to steal his associate’s toddler and sprayed his eyes with an acid-like liquid.
Wissa is secure after surgical procedure on his eyes, sports activities newspaper L’Equipe mentioned. It was unclear if his sight could also be completely impaired.
The day after going to Wissa’s house, the girl focused one other couple, pretending to be a social employee and seizing their child, the information retailers reported. She was arrested on Saturday, L’Equipe and Le Telegramme mentioned.
Police declined to touch upon the investigation, whereas Reuters couldn’t instantly attain FC Lorient officers.
However in an announcement after the assault, the Ligue 1 membership expressed solidarity with the 24-year-old. “The membership is in shock and desires to indicate its help for Yoane and his household, and need its participant a speedy restoration,” it mentioned.
Investigators imagine the girl needed to steal a child after a false being pregnant, the French media mentioned. The toddler she took was discovered protected when police made the arrest.
(Reporting by Geert de Clercq; Writing by Richard Lough; Enhancing by Andrew Cawthorne)