Former PSG women player Aminata Diallo is charged with aggravated assault after being re-arrested by French police in connection with an IRON BAR attack on one of her team-mates… with four men also detained as part of the investigation
- Aminata Diallo was charged with aggravated assault on Friday evening
- Kheira Hamraoui was attacked by two masked strangers in November last year
- The PSG Women’s player was left with badly bruised legs having been struck
- The ‘traumatic’ iron bar attack left Hamraoui believing her life was in danger
Former Paris Saint-Germain player Aminata Diallo was charged with aggravated assault on Friday evening after being taken into police custody in connection with an attack on one of her teammates last year.
According to the prosecutor’s statement, Diallo has been charged with a ‘planned and premeditated attack’ on her former Paris Saint-Germain teammate Kheira Hamraoui.
Diallo has been temporarily placed in prison while she awaits further talks with the investigating judge. However, the prosecutor has called for Diallo to face pretrial detention – which would require her to remain in prison while she awaits further developments in the case.
Kheira Hamraoui (right) has opened up on her ‘traumatic’ attack last November when she was travelling home from a team meal with Aminata Diallo (left) before masked men attacked her
Diallo had been taken into custody in November and released without charges
Diallo’s questioning by police came after four men were arrested earlier this week in connection with the attack.
Hamraoui was attacked following an evening out with Diallo and other teammates. Hamraoui was hit several times with a metal bar and needed stitches to her hands and legs.
Diallo has been without a club since her contract with PSG expired at the end of last season.
Hamraoui was attacked by masked men having been dragged from Diallo’s car as they drove home from a team meal (pictured right: the heavy bruising and cuts sustained on her leg)
Earlier this year, Hamraoui bravely relived the ‘traumatic attack’ after a team meal after revealing she feared for her life when two masked men beat her legs with iron bars.
‘I experienced an attack of unbelievable violence,’ she told French newspaper L’Equipe.
‘Two hooded strangers took me out of the car I was traveling in to hit me on the legs with iron bars.
The PSG midfielder had previously revealed she was scared for her life in the attack
‘That night, I really thought I was going to stay there… I was screaming in pain. I tried to protect myself as much as possible. I have a very painful memory.’
Diallo has maintained her innocence from the start of the investigation and was previously released without charges following her first detention last year.
She was held for 36 hours before being released by the police last year. However, she nor her lawyer have addressed the recent charge publicly.