The son of chef Yannick Alléno killed at a red light by a fleeing car thief

LE FIGARO INFO – The 24-year-old was violently hit while riding his scooter on Sunday evening in the 7and district of Paris.

Antoine Alléno, son of multi-starred chef Yannick Alléno, died Sunday evening after being hit in Paris (7th arrondissement) by a man in a stolen vehicle, we learned from concordant sources. An investigation has been opened for “aggravated manslaughter” and a man was taken into custody shortly after the incident, said the Paris prosecutor’s office. The investigations were entrusted to the judicial accident processing service (STJA).

The facts took place shortly after 11 p.m. on Sunday, after the theft of a luxury vehicle, an Audi RS6, in front of a restaurant in the 7th arrondissement of the capital. The thief reportedly presented a fake ticket to the valet before slipping behind the wheel and fleeing. At the corner of Place de la Résistance and Avenue Bosquet, very close to the Alma bridge, when he was not being pursued, he hit a VTC and a scooter which were stopped at a traffic light red. The driver of the scooter, Antoine Alléno, died on the spot. Suffering from multiple bruises, the passenger of the scooter and the driver of the VTC were transported to the hospital without their vital prognosis being engaged.

According to our information, the driver in question is a 25-year-old young man known to the police and residing in Bezons.

The driver of the stolen vehicle fled on foot just after the impact but was quickly arrested by an off-duty police officer from the Paris metropolitan area security department (DSPAP). The suspect was driving while intoxicated. He was wanted for a prison sentence to be served, indicates a police source. According to our information, he is a young man of 25 known to the police and domiciled in Bezons (Val-d’Oise).

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Promising, Antoine Alléno had studied at the Avignon hotel school and at Ferrandi, a gastronomy school in Paris, according to his Facebook profile. The 24-year-old was at the head of the restaurant Burger Père et Fils, launched last year with his father Yannick, with whom he trained. On his Instagram account, we see him alongside his father, a great French chef who has had three stars in the Michelin Guide since 2007 and runs a hotel group. Three days ago, his girlfriend posted a photo of them kissing. ” Butterflies in the stomach“, can we read in the caption.

“It is with deep sadness that chef Yannick Alléno, his mother Isabelle, his brother Thomas, his family, as well as the teams of the Yannick Alléno Group inform you of the death of their son, brother, colleague and friend, Antoine, victim of a road accident which occurred on the night of May 8 in Paris”reacted the family of the young man.“In this painful period, the Alléno family and their loved ones are very sensitive to everyone’s kindness and understanding, while respecting their privacy (…). Antoine belonged to this new generation of cooks, determined to revolutionize the French gastronomic landscape. It is with great sorrow that we share this sad news.”continues this press release.

No words can describe the drama that mourns you, dear Yannick Alléno. We are all thinking in communion of you and your family.“, wrote on Twitter the starred chef Guy Savoy. “So young, so talented, so kind. My heart bleeds. All my condolences, Yannick. Thomas and the family », reacted Stéphane Manigold, owner of several restaurants in Paris. The young man’s death sparked political reactions.“Another drama of impunity! Impunity is turning our country into a vast area of ​​unlimited crime at the expense of women, fathers, mothers, children”tweeted Rachida Dati, the mayor of the 7th arrondissement.

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