Police helpless as murder victim screams

Two police officers spent 30 minutes outside a house in Pernis as a 28-year-old man screamed for help because they had been told to wait for back-up, the public prosecution department said on Thursday.

The man later died of injuries sustained while he was systematically tortured. ‘Police officers cannot just run in. Their own safety is also important,’ a department spokeswoman told ANP.

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