‘I thought I was going to die’ said 17-year-old jogger assaulted in Flemish Brabant
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    ‘I thought I was going to die’ said 17-year-old jogger assaulted in Flemish Brabant

    Llelieboomgaardenstraat, the street in which the victim ran down to escape her assailant. Credit: Google Street View.

    The 17-year-old girl, Eliska, from Flemish Brabant village Erps-Kwerps, has released a statement about her assault, reports Belgian media.

    Whilst on an evening jog last Sunday, Eliska was assaulted by an unidentified man, as previously reported

    “The man attacked me from behind and pushed me to the ground. He pulled up a knife and cut my clothes open”, said Eliska. “The whole time I thought I was going to die, but suddenly he loosened his grip and I could push my thumb in his eye.”

    After the man fled, Eliska was able to run to safety and she spent Sunday night in Gasthuisberg Hospital, Leuven.

    The assailant remains unidentified, but according to Eliska he was a white, French-speaking man in grey sweatpants and a white sleeveless top, with short, dark hair, and likely between 35 and 40 years of age.

    “The man who attacked my sister has not yet been found, but we believe this will happen soon”, said Eliska’s sister, Anna, in a Facebook post.

    Alongside launching an investigation to find Eliska’s assailant, the police have confirmed that they will conduct an investigation as to whether the attack constitutes sexual assault, but they do not want to give more details for the time being.

    Madeleine Fletcher
    The Brussels Times