Monday 10 May 2021

Parents of 13-year-old rioter ordered to pay €18,000 compensation

The Jumbo supermarket after the riots. Photo: Rob Engelhaar

The parents of a 13-year-old boy who was involved in the Eindhoven riots at the start of the curfew earlier this year have been ordered to pay €18,000 in compensation for the damage he helped cause.

The youngster was caught throwing stones through the windows of the railway station and plundering a Jumbo supermarket in the station precinct. The teenager himself was given 35 hours junior community service, local broadcaster Omroep Brabant reported.

Last month, a 17-year-old from Eindhoven was also ordered to pay €10,000 in compensation for the damage he helped cause, as well carrying out 70 hours of community service.

The Eindhoven riots, one of several across the country on January 24, caused damage put at €670,000.

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