A police officer was assaulted in Eindhoven’s city centre early on Saturday morning. He was attacked when he approached a 22-year-old man, sitting in a parked car. The policeman sustained a concussion and a wound to his knee in the attack.
On the day in question, at about 01:30, the man was parked in a disabled spot on Oude Stadsgracht. When police officers approached the man, an argument broke out. The man’s younger brother then also became involved. The man then got out of the car and pushed one of the police officers. A struggle ensued, and the police officer was knocked unconscious.
When the officer regained consciousness, he saw that his partner trying to arrest the two men. The men, from Eindhoven, resisted, forcing the officer to use his baton. During the struggle, one of the brothers broke his arm. Other officers came to their colleagues’ aid, and the two men were eventually put into custody.
The men were questioned and released on Tuesday. A docket has been sent to the Public Prosecutor. The case is, however, still being investigated. The police are looking for witnesses to the incident. An important witness is a taxi driver who might have seen the whole thing.
The police are requesting anyone with information regarding this matter to come forward. You can contact them at 0900-8844 or, anonymously, on 0800-7000. You can also share what you know online.
Sources: Studio040 and Politie.nl