Friend of French president ‘attacked his wife’

Kensington

A close friend of French President Emmanuel Macron assaulted his estranged wife and a young child, a court heard today. Mathieu Laine, 41, allegedly grabbed Eleonore Salin after she arrived in an Uber outside his house overlooking Kensington Palace on Boxing Day last year. He grabbed her and pulled her ‘forcibly’ by the arm, Hammersmith Magistrates Court heard. He later allegedly hit the child around his legs with an open palm and called him a ‘little sh*t’. Intellectual and entrepreneur…

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