Monday 19 April 2021

Eindhoven attack video: Belgian youths urged to come to Holland

Eindhoven mayor Rob van Gijzel has called on the parents of five Belgian teenagers caught on security camera beating up a 22-year-old man to encourage their offspring to ‘voluntarily extradite themselves’ to the Netherlands.

The three Dutch suspects all reported voluntarily to Eindhoven police after the video was shown in a television crime show. But the five others have refused to come to the Netherlands to face charges and now face extradition proceedings.

A Belgian court must now decide if the five should be sent over the border but it is unclear when that decision will be taken.

The three Dutch teenagers are in custody. Two of them face charges of attempted manslaughter.

The apparently unprovoked attack took place on January 4. The 22-year-old victim was hit and kicked by several of the eight-strong group after they marched down the street on ‘a war footing’. He suffered severe concussion and injuries to his mouth and jaw.

According to some reports, the youths attacked the man when he intervened as they kicked bikes.

Thank you for donating to DutchNews.nl

The DutchNews.nl team would like to thank all the generous readers who have made a donation in recent weeks. Your financial support has helped us to expand our coverage of the coronavirus crisis into the evenings and weekends and make sure you are kept up to date with the latest developments.

DutchNews.nl has been free for 14 years, but without the financial backing of our readers, we would not be able to provide you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch. Your contributions make this possible.

If you have not yet made a donation, but would like to, you can do so via Ideal, credit card or Paypal.