On Friday September 9, 2022, a mother and her 3 children walked to school in the center of Ninove. An unknown man turned to one of the children (11 years old) for no reason and hit him on the head with a bottle. The man took flight.
The child was taken to hospital with a cut to the head. The facts happened in a place where city cameras are present. Immediately, the available teams went in search of the culprit. The suspect’s flight direction could be determined thanks to the Real Time Intelligence Team (RTI). A team from the traffic department was able to catch the suspect in the immediate vicinity of the Ninove station.
At the request of the East Flanders prosecutor’s office, the suspect, a 35-year-old man from Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, was brought before the investigating judge in Dendermonde on Friday. The person concerned was placed under an arrest warrant.
The 11-year-old boy has since been released from hospital. Both he and the rest of the family are deeply impressed by the facts.