Local authorities in the border town of Quiévrain denied news suggesting the Abdeslam brothers, suspected in the Paris attacks, were actively involved in the management of a business on highway 51 between Quiévrain and Boussu. Quiévrain Alderwoman Véronique Damée (MR) insisted in a press release on denying information “relayed by some media” which said the Abdeslam brothers had links to the management of the local retailer. “The press mentioned a ‘transfer of shares and of the registered office’ of a Molenbeek business which ran the café at number 49 Rue des Beguines, managed by certain members of the Abdeslam family to a buyer who allegedly relocated the business from Molenbeek to Quiévrain,” said Véronique Damée in a press release.
“The changes in the business were voted on at a general assembly at the Molenbeek café on September 30th, 2015, including the resignation of the manager and of his partners, the nomination of a new manager, the transfer of shares and the transfer of the company headquarters. We know nothing more! The Abdeslam family never ran a business complex in Quiévrain,” added Véronique Damée.