Serious assault after Four Days Marches celebrations

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The Netherlands – Without cause, a 62-year-old man was seriously assaulted after the Four Days Marches celebrations in Nijmegen. The police are asking for information via Opsporing Verzoeken so that the perpetrators can be caught.

It is the night Friday 21 to Saturday 22 July. A 62-year-old Wijchenaar visited the bustle of the parties around the Nijmegen Four Days Marches and walks from the Bloemerstraat in the direction of the Waterkwartier. Two men may be following him at that moment.
He arrives at the Weurtseweg around 02:00. At the intersection with the Heselaan, the two unknown men suddenly attack him. A kick in the back causes him to fall, whereupon the two kick and punch him. Passers-by manage to get between them. After which the assailants run away.
In the hospital it appears how seriously injured the victim is: a broken collarbone, a bruised lower back, several broken ribs and a severe concussion.

Attackers wanted

In Opsporing Requested on Tuesday 5 September, attention is drawn to the abuse. Anyone who may have seen the assailants walking that July night, received something of the abuse or has images / information is asked to report. This can be done via 0800-6070 and Meld Misdaad Anoniem.

Other things on the air

Not only the serious abuse in Nijmegen is discussed in the TV program. Below is an overview of the other cases:
– Wageningen: pickpocketing
– The Hague: fatal shooting incident
– Eastern Netherlands: bank card fraud
– Heesch: arson of vehicles
– Zutphen: shoplifting
– Amersfoort: burglary at a jeweller’s
– Maarssen: domestic burglary
– Geldrop: arson at home
Of course, feedback is given on matters from the previous broadcast.


Opsporing Requested will be broadcast on NPO2 on Tuesday 5 September at 8.30 pm. The program will be repeated on NPO2 on Wednesday 6 September at around 1.20 pm.

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