Vlissingen – Last Monday afternoon, March 13, around 1.30 pm, a 62-year-old man from Middelburg was assaulted by two boys. This happened at the Baskensburgplein/Adriaen van Ostadelaan intersection in Vlissingen. Police arrested one suspect and the second is still being sought. Witnesses to the accident are asked to come forward. The second suspect is also requested to report to the station.
The victim filed a report. The man suffered a lot of pain as a result of the abuse and he may even lose consciousness for a while. He stated that he was riding his scooter on the bike path and that two boys wanted to cross the road near the Adriaen van Ostadelaan. The victim braked to avoid a collision. The two boys, after making a comment, then pulled the man off his scooter and punched and kicked him. After this, the two disappeared into the area. After the assault, the victim herself called the police. A witness saw what had happened and supported the battered man until the police and ambulance arrived. Ambulance officers examined the man at the scene. He didn’t need to go to the hospital.
A suspect arrested
Apparently one of the attackers, a 16-year-old boy from Vlissingen, lost his phone during the assault. He came to pick it up again. At that time, officers were just on the scene, so they could immediately arrest the boy. He was transferred to a police cell and made a statement there. He was released after questioning and was served with a summons. He can account for himself in court.
Police are still looking for the second suspect. It would be best if he came and reported himself to the police station. But in the meantime, detectives are of course busy trying to find out his details. That’s why we’re looking for witnesses. If you have seen anything of the assault, or if you have more information that can help us find out the identity of the second suspect, you are requested to report to the police. This can be done via the general telephone number of the police (0900-8844) or via What’s App (06-12207006). Please mention case number 2023-063669 with your contact.
Information source: Politie.nl