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Macron under pressure to say why aide's brutality went unreported

French president has offered no reason why Alexandre Benalla remained in Élysée role after attack

Emmanuel Macron is under growing pressure to explain why his office did not report allegations that one of his closest aides had criminally assaulted May Day protesters to police.

The French president has so far made no public statement over the political and personal scandal except to let it be known he considers the behaviour of the security officer Alexandre Benalla, a deputy chief of staff at the Élysée Palace, “shocking and unacceptable”.

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