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Car pushed down metro stairs: investigation closed

21:57 15/04/2018

No one will be prosecuted for a New Year's Eve incident two years ago in which a group of young people pushed a car down the stairs of a metro station and on to a platform.

The Brussels public prosecutor's office said the case was closed after the investigation failed to identify who was responsible.

The incident at Clemenceau metro station in Anderlecht on 31 December 2015 was filmed on a smartphone and widely shared on social media.

A group of youths can be seen pushing the green car down a narrow flight of stairs leading to the metro platform. Miraculously no one was injured.

Arrests were made at the time, but no one was charged. Anderlecht mayor Eric Tomas said: "It's quite amazing because there was video evidence and testimonies were collected by the police. I am surprised that the prosecutor's office has decided to close the case.

"Perhaps the prosecutor is concentrating on higher priority cases, but this lack of follow-up is somewhat demotivating for the local police, who remain very active in the neighbourhood. "

The station had to be closed and trains were halted between Osseghem and Porte de Hal for the rest of New Year's Eve, while the car was removed via the metro tracks.



So here too, they arrested (and duly released) innocent bystanders? Plus ça change...

Apr 16, 2018 10:12