Justice minister's residence under strict surveillance again

The home of Belgian Justice minister Vincent Van Quickenborne in Kortrijk has again been placed under strict surveillance by local and federal police. This was reported by Het Laatste Nieuws and confirmed by the federal public prosecutor on Wednesday evening to Belga news agency.

The news comes only shortly after a recent threat against the Justice minister. Van Quickenborne and his family were brought to a safehouse at the end of September when the police got wind of plans to kidnap the minister. Four suspects in that investigation are currently in pre-trial detention.

"New elements have emerged in the investigation", the federal prosecutor's office reported Wednesday evening. "These must now be investigated." For now, the prosecutor's office is not releasing any further information. Minister Van Quickenborne's office has not yet commented on the new development.



Justice minister Vincent Van Quickenborne © BELGA PHOTO LUC CLAESSEN

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