La Dépêche reports.According to police, the man — the mayor of a small village in the administrative division of Aveyron — was attacked around midnight on Friday, Sept.
10, after getting out of his car.Two people kicked and punched him, police said, before stripping the mayor of his clothes. They took the man’s car keys and then tied him to a nearby tree.The attackers stole the mayor’s car and drove off, but subsequently abandoned it a short distance away and fled on foot, according to a witness.The mayor suffered a broken nose and injuries to his head and arms.
He was taken to Purpan Hospital and required surgery. He was still hospitalized as of Monday, Sept. 13, and had not yet been able to provide a formal statement, police said.Samuel.