Male Antwerp football fan (28) missing since Sunday
Wednesday, 13 November 2019
Police conducted a search on Tuesday evening in and around the Sportpaleis arena for the missing Antwerp football fan. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Ben Vanleene, a 28-year-old Antwerp football fan, has been missing since Sunday evening after a football match between Royal Antwerp Football Club and Club Bruges.
Initially, authorities believed that Vanleene had disappeared in and around the Meir metro station.
However, after police discovered that the radio towers in Schijnpoort were the last to pick up Vanleene’s phone signal and were able to access camera footage showing Vanleene walking out of the Schijnpoort metro station at 6:33 PM, police turned their focus to the area around the arena.
Subsequently, police launched on Tuesday evening a search in the area between the Sportpaleis and the Lobroek dock, including the Albert Canal.
Friends and family participated in the search, hanging posters of Vanleene throughout the neighbourhood.
UPDATE! De vermiste Ben Vanleene (28) werd zondag voor het laatst gezien in premetrostation Schijnpoort. Om 18.32u stapte hij uit het metrostel. Om 18.33u verliet hij het station. Sindsdien ontbreekt elk spoor. Hij woonde eerder een voetbalmatch bij. Meer: https://t.co/mH1fN8CfJepic.twitter.com/vdRGihEQOf