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Dead woman’s body found in Paris bin

A man has been taken into custody after police discovered a dead woman's body in a bin in Paris.

Dead woman's body found in Paris bin
File photo: Jean-louis Zimmermann/Flickr
The body of the 37-year-old woman was found in a Paris dumpster in a residential building on Thursday. 
 
Her live-in partner, a 34 year-old man who was known to the police, has been placed in custody, Le Parisien reported
 
The building where the body was found is located on Square Delambre, a small street in the 14th arrondissement of the French capital (see map below).
 
When police arrived at the scene, the man was “with a two year-old child and seemed drunk,” a police source said. 
 
The street in Paris where the woman was discovered. Google Maps 
 
The victim's sister contacted police after growing concerned over a lack of contact from her relative since July 13th. 
 
“I saw a woman that afternoon,” Gyslaine, a resident of the building told Le Parisien. “She asked me if I'd seen the man living on the 6th floor with a two year-old. She was looking for him. She seemed distressed.”
 
When police arrived, the building manager said that “a bin had been missing for several days,” a source close to the case said. 
 
“The police went into the building's cellar and discovered the bin. The body had been there for several days. The smell was terrible,” the source continued.
 
Police officers stopped traffic on the road and a security area was set up in the building. By Thursday evening, police were still at the crime scene but had allowed a few residents to return to their homes in small groups.  
 
“We had to show our identity papers and show that we lived there,” said one resident. “I crossed the hall quickly. There was a white sheet on the floor. I turned my head.”
 

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France vows to tackle motorbike ‘rodeos’ after children injured

The French government has pledged a new crackdown against illicit motorbike cruising by youths in suburbs across the country, after two children were seriously injured by a rider near Paris.

France vows to tackle motorbike 'rodeos' after children injured

The rowdy late-night races and stunts known as “rodeos” have become increasingly popular in particular in low-income neighbourhoods, leading to complaints about traffic and noise from local officials and many residents.

On Friday evening, a 10-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy were hit by a rider while playing tag outside their home in Pontoise, northwest of the capital.

French daily Le Figaro reported on Monday that the girl suffered a blow to the head and remained in serious condition in hospital, while the boy had a broken leg.

The accident came after a 19-year-old man was killed in June after being hit by a bike rider in the western city of Rennes.

“I have asked the police to step up their interventions this month,” Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said in the southern city of Marseille.

Nonetheless the rodeos are often tolerated or defended as a gritty urban subculture that provides an outlet for disaffected youths, with an upcoming film, “Rodeo”, that appears to glorify the gatherings and  generated a strong buzz at the Cannes film festival last May.

Police have carried out 8,000 operations to break up rodeos in the past two months, leading to 1,200 arrests and the seizure of around 700 motorbikes and other vehicles including all-terrain “quads”.

In 2018, parliament passed a law increasing penalties for the riders to up to five years in prison.

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