Fugitive teen found joyriding in Toulouse

A 14-year-old boy, who was supposed to be locked up in a detention centre for previous crimes, was found joyriding a stolen car in Toulouse last night.

The boy, who had turned 14 just a couple of weeks ago, was found recklessly driving a Peugeot 205 in the Empalot area of Toulouse yesterday evening.

The owner of the car had just discovered his apartment had been broken into, and his car keys stolen.

But when the police took the minor to the police station, they discovered he was already in trouble with the authorities for previous crimes, and was supposed to be staying in a high-security education centre.

The boy had a history of escaping from the authorities – he was sent to the centre originally for running away just before a hearing in the Youth Court for a crime committed earlier in the year.

Member comments

Log in here to leave a comment.
Become a Member to leave a comment.


New flights to south of France launched by Jet2

The low-cost British airline Jet2 has announced it will begin operating new services between the UK and southern France, starting in the summer of 2022.

New flights to south of France launched by Jet2
Flights will operate from May 1st 2022. Photo: AFP

When travelling is possible again, getting to Toulouse from the north-west of England is set to become much easier with the launch of new flights from Manchester Airport.

Jet2 already flies to Bergerac, La Rochelle and Nice. The company announced the new destination in response to demand for summer 2022 holidays.

Flights to the “Pink City” in south west France will operate from May 1st until October 16th 2022.

“Since putting our Summer 2022 programme on sale from Manchester Airport, we have added a significant number of flights and destinations in response to the demand from customers who want to get their all-important holidays booked in,” Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays, said in a press release.

Since the British government announced a lockdown roadmap on Tuesday, with plans to end England restrictions by June 21st, the company has begun to see a surge in bookings.

READ ALSO: Will summer holidays in France be possible this year?

However the present rules on entry into France from the UK are the strictest they have ever been, with virtually no travel allowed between the two countries and no end-date to the current restrictions.

Jet2 plans to reopen its services in mid-May.

“Following the UK government announcement that international travel will not return until May 17th 2021 at the earliest, we have taken the decision to extend the suspension of flights and holidays up to and including 16th May 2021,” Jet2 said on Twitter.