Thursday, 20 November 2014
In a statement on Thursday, Brussels public prosecutor’s department said, on information from the Federal Police, that “so far the information collected has not shed new light on the attack on the Jewish Museum.” This is in response to the recent announcement made in La Dernière Heure and Het Laatste Nieuws newspapers, based on an anonymous letter they received. The letter claimed that the Brussels police had not followed up information obtained by two of its officers about the suspected perpetrator of the bombing of Brussels Jewish Museum.
“In early August 2014, the Brussels public prosecutor was informed that a few days after the attack on the Jewish Museum, possibly relevant information about the purchase of the weapon that was used in the attack had been by a Federal Police informant. This information may not have been reported confidentially or transferred to the relevant authorities, or may have been transferred in an improper manner”, the statement reveals.
Brussels public prosecutor’s department that the police officer involved is currently being investigated. It also states that in-house measures were taken by Federal Police.
The information was then immediately referred to the federal prosecutor’s office in charge of the investigation into the attack on the Jewish Museum. The information is also forming part of a current investigation into the purchase and sale of weapons. “Since the investigation is ongoing, we have no further comment,” concluded the public prosecutor’s department.