New Year vandals to get the bill

Insurers and the public prosecution department are to work together to make sure people who deliberately set fire to property during the New Year celebrations are forced to pick up the bill, the Telegraaf reports.

The paper says insurers plan to bring collective law suits to recoup damages paid out to people whose cars have been set on fire or to property owners.
It is the first time insurers have agreed to take collective action against vandals, the paper says.
‘We’ve had enough. If thugs want to deliberately wreck things, then they can pay for it all,‘ Paul Koopman of the national insurers organisation told the paper.
Damage claims connected with the New Year festivities run to some €30m a year, of which €20m comes from damage to school buildings.
The courts have already agreed to hold fast trial sessions on January 2 to deal with troublemakers.

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