The 8-year-old child had been placed in childcare because of “aggravated violence committed by his father”. He was kidnapped Thursday in an emergency home in Villepinte.
“Father and child are likely to be in Ile-de-France and try to reach Belgium”, adds the prefecture, while specifying that the removal took place at 4 pm in the institution where he had been placed the day before. The father and his son are from Eastern Europe.
The boy “measures between 1.40 m and 1.50 m. Of normal or round build, he has short black hair and brown eyes.” At the time of his disappearance, he was dressed “gray hoodie, dark blue jeans and white sneakers”, according to the prefecture. The father, 36 years old and measuring 1.80 m, is “of normal build, he has sparse black hair and brown eyes”.
# AppelàTémoins | The Police Prefecture requests your assistance in the context of the abduction of a child. Anyone likely to provide information can contact 17 Rescue Police or the Territorial Security of Minors. pic.twitter.com/jAnOaYQbJi
– Police Prefecture (@prefpolice) February 14, 2020
“Any information can be communicated 24 hours a day at 17 Police Secours”, specifies the prefecture. Any witnesses can also join the brigade for the protection of minors of Seine-Saint-Denis territorial security “at 01 41 60 29 00 every day between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. and between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.”
This call for witnesses comes a few days after the death of a little girl, Vanille, killed on her first birthday by her mother in Angers. Suffering from major psychiatric disorders, she had not brought her daughter as planned to the ASE where she was placed, and had smothered her before abandoning her body in a clothing container. The “kidnapping alert” device was triggered but ended, for the first time since its creation, in failure.
On Thursday, the police prefecture also broadcast another call for witnesses, after the abduction in Paris on Tuesday of a premature baby by his mother in a Paris hospital.