Back to tram 8 between Deurne and Wommelgem were six young people between fifteen and seventeen years, it has something to fur thu night.
“The tramchauffeur spoke to the six men on them, but that were clearly not served in this situation,” confirms Johan Wonnink of the local police force MINOS. “They have the driver a beating. They have him beaten up. The victim is 9 days incapable of working. At least.”
from Then on, the six young people on a walk. “After a short description, and thanks to camera have our teams six guys quickly gotten hold”, Wonnink further. “They were placed at the disposal of the parquet.”
“One seventeen-year-old suspect from Deurne was Wednesday by the juvenile court judge in a closed youth institution”, confirmed the Antwerp public prosecutor on Wednesday.
“He was more than his five accomplices, involved in the facts and had all the one and the other one accumulates. He was already under surveillance. The other five are minors, including an interview with the criminologist of the public prosecutor. They should have an education and sit in the procedure for the herstelbemiddeling of the victim.” The two zeventienjarigen and a fifteen-year-old from Deurne, and a sixteen - and fifteen-year-old from Hoboken.Bruised ribs
“Our battered driver provides several years of good work for us”, says Sonja Loos, spokesman for The Line.
“He made with the best intentions, a comment on those guys because they lachgascapsules were playing. When he was attacked, he tried still to defend himself but he was hard in the face touched, and loved bruised ribs over to the confrontation. Through the dispatch he has both our services and emergency services can enable the right care done. The victim can, on The Line to rely on psychological assistance, as he himself asks for it.”safety switch
transport Company " De Lijn has been working for years on the realization of a security plan for both passengers and staff.
“A plan that never ends and continues to go through,” says Loos.
“On our buses and trams, there are veiligheidsknoppen for the travelers and via the radio allows drivers to quickly get in contact with our own services and the emergency services. That is, in this specific case, again proved to be useful. The police were so quickly on the spot Tuesday night that the suspects on the run hit them not much later, getting caught could be. We also have images of the incident, having regard to our buses and trams video surveillance cameras are equipped with. Our drivers are also trained to risky situations as closely as possible and to ensure that discussions do not escalate.”
“Unfortunately, can't be any form of verbal or physical violence to be avoided by our staff and we see aggression to our services the last few years will only increase,” concludes Loos.