Thursday, October 18, 2018
Migrants break elderly Belgian man’s face in 11 places because they didn’t like his dog
The 68-year-old Lucas Claes, was the victim of brutal violence by a gang of foreign youths, Belgian broadcaster RTV reports.
Last Sunday, Claes was walking his dog near a park in Turnhout and met the group after his dog came near them, he tells in a video interview.
The migrants weren't amused by the dog being in their vicinity and told Claes "the dog smelled". The old men said the dog didn’t and then things got completely out of hand.
The elderly man was brutally beaten by the group and lost consciousness. "I woke up when a woman said: ‘Sir, are you alright’," Claes says.
After he awakened, the woman used his smartphone to call an ambulance. Claes was rushed to hospital, where they found he had 11 breakages in his facial bones.
Claes is deeply affected by the incident, but he doesn’t fear going outside. "What else can you do? The dog needs to be walked, there’s no other option," he says.
As of yet, the Belgian police have arrested only 1 of 5 the suspects, that were described by Claes as ‘foreigners’.
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