Concerns are mounting about repeated vandalism of a Democratic Party campaign poster in the East of the Country. On four occasions the portrait photo of just one out of 7 candidates depicted on it has been cut out. The candidate in question is the only non-white person out of the 7. The DP has now made an official complaint to the police, who are looking into the matter, and if anyone is caught, charges could follow. There have also been more cases of vandalism of placards belonging to the right-wing ADR.
A driver suffered life threatening injuries after crashing his car into a tree near Niederkorn yesterday morning. He was thrown out of the vehicle as it overturned several times, only coming to rest some 50m from the original impact. There has been no information yet as to the cause of the accident. And a young girl is in hospital after being stuck by a car in the capital yesterday morning. The driver told police she hadn’t seen the child on the pedestrian crossing because she was obscured by nearby parked cars. The girl was taken to hospital where her injuries were described as not life threatening.
BABY ABDUCTION IN METZ
A baby was abducted from a Metz hospital in the early hours of yesterday morning. The infant was being treated for a serious but unspecified illness which needs constant medication, according to the hospital. It is believed that the parents were most likely for the girl’s removal removal. CCTV shows them being present at the hospital at the time. Prosecutors say they do not think there is any malicious intent for the abduction, and it is more a result of distress on the part of the parents. They believe they may be headed for their native Macedonia with the sick child.
FRENCH OBJECT TO KNAUF AS WELL
Opposition is mounting in France to the planned construction of a major new factory. Building materials specialists Knauf had originally planned to build the plant here, but cancelled their decision after meeting stiff opposition from locals concerned about additional traffic and other environmental problems. Now residents in Illange are raising the same agenda, rejecting the company’s attempts to promote the enormous economic benefit of the factory in terms of jobs and investment, and stressing that its emissions would be well below the required levels.
INNOVATIVE BURGLARY SUSPECTS CAUGHT IN TRIER
Two men from Trier have been arrested in connection with a string of burglaries across the Greater Region. It’s alleged the pair developed an innovative way of opening certain types of windows, accessing their locking mechanisms and springing them open by drilling a hole in the frame. Trier police say they have recovered a hoard of stolen goods associated with these burglaries in the home of the two men in their forties, as well as some of the tools likely to have been needed to effect their break-ins. So it looks as if their defence lawyers are going to have their work cut out.