Jette: young people again used violence to prevent an arrest

A group of young people intervened with violence to the arrest of the author of a paving stone throwing at a police vehicle, Wednesday evening, in the Esseghem district, said Thursday Caroline Vervaet, the spokesperson for the Brussels-West police (Koekelberg, Jette, Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Berchem-Sainte-Agathe and Ganshoren), confirming information given by Sudinfo. The suspect of the pavement, a young adult, was made available to the Brussels public prosecutor’s office.

A youth threw a cobblestone at the windshield of a police vehicle Wednesday around 9:00 p.m. as the driver made a U-turn around the neighborhood. The two policemen on board then pursued the author, who had been seen throwing the pavement and the person who was then with him. They caught up with the author. “When they wanted to arrest him and deprive him of his freedom, they were surrounded by about fifteen young people, who again tried to prevent the arrest.“, says the spokesperson.”They pushed and pulled the police“. She assures that the officers were not injured. They were again the target of throwing various projectiles when they took back their vehicle. The police car is damaged.

Tuesday afternoon, 16 people were arrested following a drug control check which degenerated in the Esseghem district. One or more suspects of the deal are among those arrested. Local residents were violent in trying to prevent the police from arresting the drug dealer (s). The patrol in question managed to contain about fifteen people in a corner by the time reinforcements arrived.

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