After an incident that led to Bruges’ glass ban: Pool risks imprisonment
On February 27 last year, a young Dutchman went to Bruges with some friends. In a café on the Eiermarkt, they were approached by a girl who said she had just been harassed by a man. The victim confronted the suspected perpetrator about his too bold behavior, but apparently that was not to the liking of the Pole. Moments later, he attacked the victim from behind.
He hit the face of the Dutchman with a broken glass. In the incident, the victim suffered deep cuts to his face and neck. Even the nerve of his eyebrow was severed. The young man has permanent scars on his face from the facts. The defendant took off after the assault, but could still be identified thanks to camera images, among other things.
During his interrogation, however, the Pole denied any involvement in the facts. He was not present at his trial. The judge will rule on June 8.
The brawl was one of the incidents that eventually led to a glass ban in Bruges from Thursday to Sunday evening on the Eiermarkt up to ‘t Zand. You are only allowed to walk around outside at night with drinks in cups. The city council approved this measure in consultation with catering operators.