Police warned Jerry R. of possible attack
Police had warned the man who survived a car explosion on Tuesday that he could be the target of an attack.10 January 2008
DELFT – Police warned Jerry R., the man who survived the explosion of his car on Tuesday, that he could be the target of an attack last year.
R.’s lawyer announced this on Thursday. The police were reportedly tipped off by an anonymous source, the lawyer reports. The explosion of the Peugeot 206 on the entrance ramp to the A13 near Delft-Noord was most likely caused by a car bomb. The police cannot give any definitive answer yet however.
R. was in prison last year when he received the warning. The threat was taken so seriously that the 43-year-old criminal was held in custody for a further five months. The lawyer says that the anonymous tip reached police via the Criminal Intelligence Unit at the end of January 2007.
R. is still in the hospital after the incident on Tuesday. A friend says his injuries are only “superficial.”
The resident of The Hague has survived a number of attacks, including a shooting in 2001 in front of his home.
R. has been convicted of extortion, weapons possession, fraud and attempted murder of his siblings. R.’s lawyer contests that he was convicted of this last charge.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2008]
Subject: Dutch news