Monday, 19 November, 2018

2 Dutch suspected of killing Belgian police extradited to Belgium

13 Sep 2018, 20:13 ( 2 Months ago)

DF-Xinhua Report
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Two Dutch suspects involved in the murder of a police officer in the idyllic town of Spa in Belgium were extradited to Belgium on Tuesday, Belgian media reported on Thursday, following a statement from the Verviers division of the Liege public prosecutor's office.

   The two men, 35-year-old Cyril T. and 38-year-old Mark van den B., were heard by the investigating judge who decided to place them under arrest warrant after both men were accused and charged with homicide for the murder of Amaury Delrez.

   The case went back to Aug. 26, during the night of Saturday and Sunday, when a police patrol decided to monitor a vehicle that was believed to be "suspect", with five passengers on board including the three people involved in the murder case.

   Matters soon took a turn for the worse after one of the police officers present at the scene was shot down by one of the passengers on board, according to Belgian online newspaper Le Vif.

   The first suspect, Yvo T., was promptly arrested in a shelter in Spa. The other two had surrendered to the police the following day after making their way back to the Netherlands, said the newspaper 7 sur 7.

   A court in Amsterdam had to face the issue of extradition demanded by the Belgian courts. After a few months of deliberation, the Dutch courts accepted their surrender to Belgium.

   The two suspects will spend Friday in the Council Chamber wherein they will find out whether their arrest warrant will be extended.

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