Belgium in Brief: Secret Nazi hospital, Storm warning and Ed Sheeran in Brussels
Friday, 12 July 2019
An underground Nazi field hospital was discovered under a Flemish town, Belgium prepares for a storm to break the uncomfortable hot weather and three men convicted of raping a transgender woman in Antwerp get prison time.
Here’s a recap of the news you should know in Belgium this morning:
The railing of a bridge over the Brussels ring road in very poor condition has remained broken as local authorities argue they are unable to carry out the repairs, even as residents worry that it may lead to a “catastrophe,” according to reports. Read more.
A field hospital belonging to the Nazis has been discovered beneath a municipal well in the town of Wevelgem, confirming year-old rumours that such facilities lay just below the ground in the small Flemish town, according to reports. Read more.
Authorities have placed the majority of the country under a yellow alert, as an intense thunderstorm is expected to bring heavy showers, strong winds and even hail to some parts of Belgium from Friday morning. Read more.
Three men have been sentenced to five years in prison for sexually assaulting a 17-year-old during her first night out as transgender, Antwerp’s correctional court on ruled Thursday, according to reports. Read more.
A police officer who was filmed giving an immobilised suspect a hefty kick in the head during an intervention in Molenbeek in Brussels has had a four-month suspension lifted by the Council of State. Read more