middelkerke - The Belgian police on Tuesday made an invasion in the town hall of the coastal town of Middelkerke. According to the parquet in Bruges, this had to do with possible conflicts of interests and fraud on licensing for a new casino. The mayor and a few crew members (aldermen) were taken for trial, according to various Belgian media.
During the invasion documents and computers were taken. The mayor and the crew would have searched the police.
Middelkerke is not happy with the action and calls the invasion of the town hall scandalously. 'These are pure plagues to influence future municipal elections,' the local government said. The Belgian media reported that the complaint had been filed by a member of the local opposition.