Frenchman arrested on suspicion of attempted murder on the E40

The facts took place on October 22, 2020 on the E40 towards France. Customs wanted to check the vehicle, but the driver did not comply. He refused to stop and drove in the direction of a customs biker. A chase ensued to the French border after which the suspect managed to escape

Last Thursday, Middelkerke police were monitoring two potential suspects. One of them appeared to be the owner of the vehicle that had fled. A 38-year-old man from northern France was presented for hearing before an examining magistrate. The latter decided to arrest him on suspicion of attempted murder and armed resistance. On Tuesday, the Bruges council chamber will decide whether the man in his thirties will have to stay longer in deprived of his liberty.


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