Tax inspector killed in Pas-de-Calais: 4 questions around this tragedy

A 43-year-old tax officer was killed on Monday, November 21, by a second-hand dealer to whom he had gone for a check, in Billecourt, in Pas-de-Calais. A colleague who accompanied him was found tied to a chair, in a state of shock. The madman was found dead. He allegedly committed suicide with a gun. The 'Journal des Femmes' returns to the details of this terrible event.

  Tax inspector killed in Pas-de-Calais: 4 questions around this tragedy

It was supposed to be just a simple bookkeeping check. This turned into a tragedy. A 43-year-old tax official was killed Monday after being kidnapped with a colleague as part of a tax audit at a second-hand goods dealer in Bullecourt , a village of 250 inhabitants in the south of Arras (Pas-de-Calais). the second-hand dealer then took his own life .

What happened ?

Shortly after 6 p.m. Monday, the gendarmes were alerted by a witness to the presence of a woman tied to a chair at the home of a resident of the town. Quickly at the scene, they discover the bodies of two men, as well as a woman tied to a chair, as described by the witness.

The official had gone in the afternoon to the home of the entrepreneur in the company of an inspector ' to perform an accounting audit 'of the business of a 46-year-old man, who then allegedly sequestered and tied them up, the statement said.' The defendant is said to have killed himself by firearm “, indicates the prosecution. According to information from the Parisian , his body was found in an outbuilding of the house.

Who are the victims ?

The victim, Ludovic Montuelle, was a senior public finance inspector . He was found dead' probably from stab wounds ', said the Arras prosecutor's office in a press release. His colleagues describe it, according to The voice of the North , as ' an experienced agent ' and ' always present, always available to accompany them, to support them in moments that can sometimes be moments of tension '.

The inspector who accompanied him, aged 38, according to France Bleu Nord, was ' tied to a chair and deeply shocked ', according to a source familiar with the investigation. She ' was taken care of by the emergency services. His days are not in danger. '

Who was the junk dealer?

Sandy Theron, divorced father of two, was 46 . The ' had arrived in the village four years ago ', told AFP the mayor of the village, Éric Bianchin. ' He had bought a farm in rue de Quéant, where he made sales at home. He emptied houses, garage sales and resold at home ', he added, his eyes moist behind his glasses. ' It's a small village, everyone knows each other. I never had a problem with him, he was helpful, he was a regular person. He was integrated into the village ', continued the elected official. According to him, the inhabitants ' saw him very little ', car ' he left very early in the morning for his activity '.

If for the mayor it was a ' average character ', a second-hand dealer interviewed by The voice of the North describes a man overwhelmed by financial difficulties. ' He had large debts . He had spoken to me about taxes, it was a source of concern. He was overwhelmed by this house project (the Bullecourt farm) which was enormous “, she asserts.

What will be the follow-up to this tragic event?

The research section of the Hauts-de-France gendarmerie was seized within the framework of a flagrance investigation for assassination .

The Minister of Public Accounts, Gabriel Attal, went to the Departmental Directorate of Public Finances (DDFIP) of Pas-de-Calais, in Arras, this Tuesday morning. ' The Republic mourns one of its own ', did he declare. ' It is appalling that a servant of the State, of the Republic, of the French can be (…) killed because he is doing his job ', continued the Minister after having spoken for more than an hour with the colleagues of the victim in Arras, announcing that a tribute will be paid to him on Wednesday in all of the departmental tax services. During the question session at the government, the deputies have already observed this Tuesday a minute of silence in tribute to Ludovic Montuelle.

The government spokesman, Olivier Véran, denounced him ' a terrible human drama' . ' This junk dealer has committed the most terrible act “, he insisted on CNews.