suie e cendres
27/07/2010 - HOUTHALEN - Yet another two trucks loaded with brand new cars, this time from Mazda, were put on fire during the night, parked on a parking lot next to the highway going to Holland. The two trucks and the new cars were completely destroyed. The Federation of Transport Companies fears a contamination of this kind of arson.
LIEGE - Police are speaking about a wave of burning cars, fearing a contamination in the areas. In Saint-Nicolas, five vehicles were put on fire (some luxury cars and a van of a shop). When a day later police claimed to have arrested a suspect, another two cars (a BMW and a Renault Twingo) were put on fire.
Two days later in a nearby area, another four cars were burned on different spots. The last weeks, more cars suffered arson in the region of Liège.
Around 250 to 300 vehicules are burned each year in Belgium
BRUSSELS - Federal police say every year about 250 to 300 vehicles get burned. In 2007, the number was 253; in 2008, the estimation was 245 but in 2009, the amount increased to 305. This year, already 139 vehicules suffered arson. Police fear this year will therefore be hotter than the others and say that the arson doesn't only concern cars, but also vans.