North: a dead man discovered in a ditch, an arrest – Le Figaro

A person was taken into police custody after the body of a 19-year-old young man was discovered in a ditch in Sainghin-en-Mélantois (North), the investigation pointing to an accident followed by a crime leak, we learned Monday from the prosecution. “Saturday morning, two cyclists discovered a body in a ditch in Sainghin-en-Mélantois, on the road leading to Lille, on the edge of a field”, a Lille prosecutor Carole Etienne told AFP, confirming information from France Bleu Nord. “The victim is a young man aged 19,” said the prosecutor. “The first investigations made it possible to presume a road accident with hit and run,” she continued. “A person was arrested,” she added, without further details.