Three 14-year-olds admit ‘attacks’ on PVV candidate’s home

Three 14-year-old boys have admitted throwing stones at the home of a PVV candidate for the provincial elections.

The teenagers carried out their attacks on the home of Jake Owen-Raats, who is number 12 on the PVV candidates list in Noord Brabant.

Police tracked down the boys following several tip offs and they were questioned at the Etten-Leur police station on Tuesday morning, news agency ANP reported.

The boys told police they had been prompted to vandalise the property by the PVV poster hanging in a front room window. One had questioned Owen-Raats about the poster but had ‘not been given a satisfactory answer’, the police are quoted as saying.

The boys can expect a fine or community service, ANP said.

The attacks led PVV leader Geert Wilders to call for more protection for PVV candidates. There have also been incidents in Zeeland and Friesland

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