KHEIRA HAMRAOUI has opened up on her attack by four masked men after the Paris Saint-Germain Women’s star was beaten with an iron bar.
The 31-year-old was assaulted by thugs earlier this month in the French capital after being dragged out of a car that was being driven by team-mate Aminata Diallo.
Diallo, 26, was subsequently held in custody last week over the incident on suspicion that she orchestrated the attack to win back her place in the starting XI.
She was eventually released by police without charge after being held for 36 hours.
In a statement issued by her lawyers, Diallo said that she: “Hopes that judicial authorities conclude their investigation quickly and is sure that this will end up showing her complete and total innocence.”
Incredibly, attention has turned towards Barcelona icon Eric Abidal, with it reported how Hamraoui’s phone is registered in his name.
Meanwhile several of the PSG players that were questioned revealed that Hamraoui called Abidal the day after the attack.
And now French news outlet L’Equipe have released details from the police about the horrific ordeal, which saw Hamraoui punched, kicked and beaten with an iron bar.
She told police: “My attacker hit me with an iron bar several times. I saw that he was mainly targeting my legs and I was trying to protect myself with my hands.
“At that time, I didn’t see a weapon. They immediately start yelling: ‘Open the door! Open the door!’
“The one on my side grabbed me and pulled me out of the vehicle.
“Before, he grabbed a rectangular iron bar that he had hidden in his pants or under his sweater.
“He gave me a first blow from the first moments of the assault to force me out of the cabin. I fell on the road and then on the right side of the road.
“My attacker hit me with an iron bar several times. I saw that he was mainly targeting my legs and I was trying to protect myself with my hands.
“The scene lasted several minutes, it seemed long to me. Aminata told me it was faster. I think the two individuals fled because cars were coming into the street.
“They started running in the direction of the traffic. We quickly lost sight of them. I think a car should be waiting for them nearby.”
Following the attack, Hamraoui was taken to hospital for treatment, where she was advised to stay off work for three weeks.
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