Thursday, 18 December 2014
According to a spokesperson from the public prosecutor’s office in Brussels on Thursday, 3 suspects tuned themselves in at a police station on the outskirts of Brussels on Thursday morning at approximately 1:00am. On Wednesday the federal police had broadcast a wanted persons notice, after 3 individuals attacked a homeless man on Boulevard Anspach in Brussels. At least 2 of the 3 suspects live in the outskirts of Brussels. The federal judicial police are responsible for interviewing the suspects. The investigating judge has up to 24 hours (until 1:00am on Friday) to charge the suspects.
The victim, a 32-year-old homeless man from Africa, was calling out to passers-by, on Saturday, December 6th, at approximately 5:20am, begging for a coin or a cigarette. For reasons unknown a fight broke out between the man and 3 passers-by. The victim was hit by several very violent blows and taken to hospital in a critical condition. He died at the hospital a few days later. The 3 attackers fled the scene. Two of them were thought to be in their twenties and the third in his thirties.