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Mayor of Bruges recovering after neck stabbing

12:01 22/06/2020

The mayor of Bruges, Dirk De Fauw, has left hospital and hopes to return to work as soon as possible, after he was stabbed in the neck on Saturday.

A 35-year-old man has been arrested over the attack, which happened inside the law firm that De Fauw owns, Het Laatste Nieuws reported.

An investigation has been opened into attempted murder and the suspect is due to appear in court this Friday.

De Fauw, who is 62, was stabbed in the neck with a potato knife. The 14cm-long incision needed 24 stitches.

The motive remains unclear, but it is reported that the suspect is one of De Fauw's clients.

The arrested man refused to speak in court at a preliminary hearing in front of an investigating magistrate this weekend.

De Fauw thanked the staff who treated him at Bruges' Sint-Jan hospital and added: "My condition is pretty good at the moment. I remain positive and hope to get back to work quickly."

Photo: Kurt Desplenter/Belga

Written by The Bulletin



I heard that the victim is said to be an "administrator" ("administrateur de biens temporaire").
I have requested one, a lawyer appointed by the "Juge de paix", a local magistrate, to help with my finances after an illness. The system is unique to Belgium.

Jun 23, 2020 07:54