Le Parisien newspaper reported on Friday that the actress Laura Smet was found wandering naked on Friday morning in a chic part of Paris.

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Actress found wandering naked in street

Le Parisien newspaper reported on Friday that the actress Laura Smet was found wandering naked on Friday morning in a chic part of Paris.

Police were apparently called to the rue de Furstemberg at around 8.30am on Friday morning after reports that two young women were exposing themselves from a second floor apartment. 

When they arrived, they found the actress naked in the road.

The newspaper said she was under the influence of alcohol and was placed in a cell while she sobered up.

28-year-old Smet is the daughter of French rocker Johnny Hallyday and actress Nathalie Baye. She was nominated for a prestigious César award in 2002 for her role as a young cancer patient in the film “Les corps impatients.”

On Thursday evening, Smet had attended a dinner organised by the French couture federation to support AIDS charities.

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France’s mystery rooftop panther stolen from zoo

A black panther rescued from rooftops near the northern city of Lille last week has been stolen from the zoo where it was taken after capture, officials said.

France's mystery rooftop panther stolen from zoo
Photo: AFP/ Sapeurs Pompiers du Nord

The feline was seized overnight from the zoo in Maubeuge near the Belgian border, the city's mayor, Arnaud Decagny, told AFP on Tuesday.

“This animal was the only target,” Decagny said, adding that “considerable efforts” were made to force locks and avoid security systems.

Zoo personnel are worried about the young panther's health, “which is rather delicate because he lacks strength,” the mayor added, saying the animal was just a few months old and weighed between 25 and 30kg.

The panther after its capture. Photo League Protectrice des Animaux de la Nord de France/AFP

The panther was going to be transferred to a centre specialised in rehabilitating wild animals that had been domesticated.

Firefighters caught the cat last Wednesday as it roamed rooftops in Armentieres after escaping through the window of a private apartment believed to have been its home.

The panther's owner is thought to have escaped through the same window, for fear of being charged with illegally harbouring a wild animal.

Police have not located the fugitive owner, who could face charges of endangering the public, which is punishable by up to a year in prison and €15,000 in fines, Decagny said.

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