Curfew imposed in French town after car fires

Montceau-les-Mines

Under 18s banned from roaming streets after 10pm in Saône-et-Loire commune in bid to cut crimes

A curfew has been imposed on minors in a Saône-et-Loire town after a spate of car fires in recent days.

Youths under the age of 18 must be at home between 10pm and 6am, according to the curfew decree issued by mayor of Montceau-les-Mines, Marie-Claude Jarrot.

Numerous vehicles have been torched in the town, and other nearby communes, since Halloween, with a spike in callouts for firefighters over the weekend. The recent autumn spate of fires followed a summer punctuated by similar incidents.

Police reserves from the CRS will support normal police patrols and ensure the curfew is being maintained.

Mrs Jarrot called on parents to 'keep their children at home'.

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