The mayor of a Paris suburb has voiced his outrage after memorial plaque honoring Ilan Halimi - a young Jewish man tortured to death by a Muslim gang in 2006 - was desecrated by unidentified vandals.

The glass-and-stone plaque was found smashed at 18:00 on Saturday evening in Bagneux, a southern suburb of the French capital, according to Le Figaro, and has since been removed for repairs.

Bagneux mayor Marie-Hélène Amiable described the vandalism as "outrageous, unacceptable, I am extremely shocked."

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