Nivelles assault by people dressed as clowns – ‘victim’ made story up

Nivelles assault by people dressed as clowns – ‘victim’ made story up

It seems the young man from Nivelles who claimed to have been a victim on Tuesday evening of an assault by two people dressed as clowns in the town centre, made the entire story up. On Thursday, Nivelles' public prosecutor said it appeared to be a purely fabricated declaration. "It seems this story has completely unravelled.” In view of the alleged victim’s statements, we are not convinced there ever were any clowns or an assault. It is more likely a prank that went out of control, "said Nivelles' public prosecutor.

An 18 year old man from Nivelles called the police on Tuesday night, explaining that he had been assaulted by two men dressed as clowns as he was returning home in the Maillebotte neighborhood. The police said they could not get there right away and instead went to his home on Wednesday night to take a statement.

If it turns out this story is a pure figment of his imagination, the young man may be prosecuted for having made a false statement. He faces a fine or a court appearance.

(Source: Belga)

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