No inquiries into mp3 murder accomplices

24th May 2006, Comments 0 comments

24 May 2006, BRUSSELS — The Belgian judiciary is not investigating whether the two suspects arrested for the murder of Joe Van Holsbeeck were assisted by a couple of accomplices.

24 May 2006

BRUSSELS — The Belgian judiciary is not investigating whether the two suspects arrested for the murder of Joe Van Holsbeeck were assisted by a couple of accomplices.

The official statement was issued early Wednesday evening after Belgian media reports claimed suspicions had been raised about alleged accomplices to the 12 April murder at Brussels Central station.

Media reports had said justice authorities were concerned a couple of accomplices might have been on the look-out during the stabbing robbery.

Witnesses have also claimed they saw other youths flee the train station after the attack.

But the spokesman for the federal police service, Glenn Audenaert, later said there are no concrete indications of accomplices. He also said no such inquiries were being conducted.

Meanwhile, Belgian authorities are still awaiting the extradition of the main suspect from Poland.

The 17-year-old Polish national had fled to his homeland after allegedly stabbing Van Holsbeeck five times in the chest.

The attack took place after the victim refused to hand over his mp3 player to his two assailants.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

Subject: Belgian news

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