A teenage girl had her nose broken by an illegal migrant from Africa during an altercation in France last week, according to reports.
The disturbing incident unfolded at around 5 p.m. on May 30 in Nice, a city on the French Riviera.
A group of around a dozen schoolchildren was harassed by an African male near Garibaldi Square on the Promenade du Paillon, Nice Matin reports.
“An individual was bothering us. He was shouting at people, pretending to fall down and take our things from us,” the 15-year-old victim said in a statement heard by a judge.
Amid a chaotic scene, the migrant reportedly punched the girl twice in the face, once while holding a chain his hand.
The stunned victim was knocked to the ground with a fractured nose.
The girl's friends subdued the attacker, who was subsequently arrested.
He was identified as homeless 19-year-old Gambian national whose asylum application was rejected by the French government.
He claimed the girl slapped him first but also asserted he did not mean to punch her.
It was determined that he was heavily intoxicated at the time of the assault.
"He places himself as a victim to limit his responsibility," said the prosecutor Clemence Bravais.
He was found guilty and sentenced to 15 months in prison, at least nine of which are 'firm.'
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