An Afghan migrant in France was given a short four-year sentence — with one year suspended — after being found guilty of stabbing four people in the town of Périgueux last week.
The 19-year-old asylum seeker was found guilty of “aggravated violence” over the weekend by a court in Périgueux after he had gone on a drunken rampage with a kitchen knife and injured four people, Le Parisien reports.
According to evidence and testimony heard in court, the 19-year-old had drunk an entire bottle of whiskey along with his cousin on the day of the attack and claimed not to recall the details of the incident.
The attack occurred on the Rue Victor Hugo after two local residents and a pair of paramedics spoke up about the Afghan harassing a group of local teenage girls. The migrant attacked the four men with his kitchen knife, with all four men receiving minor injuries as a result of the attack.
The incident is not the first time the 19-year-old had run afoul of the law, he was previously arrested in February this year following another bout of alcohol-induced violence. Along with the four-year sentence, the Afghan was also handed a five-year ban on residing in the region of Dordogne where Périgueux is located.
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Random acts of violence have seen a sharp increase in recent years in France, with some estimating there to be as many as 777 violent encounters across the country each day.
Attacks perpetrated by asylum seekers and illegal immigrants have also become a problem in some areas of the country. In June, the city of Tours saw a 30-year-old, said to be of West Indian origin, attempt to stab random people on a pedestrian bridge, yelling “Allahu Akbar” as he did so.
The man later claimed also not to remember anything about the attack, in which he also attempted to throw an elderly man off the bridge, because he had smoked a large amount of cannabis beforehand.
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