Dutch sisters accused of attempted water polo killing

7th August 2009, Comments 0 comments

Two sisters from Twente are due to appear in court, accused of trying to kill an opposition player in a water polo match.

Almelo – Two young sisters from the town of Borne in Twente are suspected of attempting to kill another player during a water polo match last October, in a case scheduled to be heard in a court in Almelo on Thursday.

The women, aged 22 and 16, held an opposition player underwater after she had scored a goal. The woman was kept submerged for so long that her fellow were forced players to intervene and rescue her.

The inceident took place during a match held in Neede in Gelderland, between the clubs NZC and WS Twente.

The victim has suffered post-traumatic stress syndrome, temporarily disqualifying her from work; she is still afraid to take part in water polo matches.

The two sisters were expelled from their club immediately after the incident. A court case against them was supposed to open on Thursday but was postponed because the woman’s lawyer was ill.

Radio Netherlands / Anna Ritchie / Expatica

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