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Luxembourg police active on Christmas weekend
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Luxembourg police active on Christmas weekend

2 min. 26.12.2016 From our online archive
Police usually have their hands full during Christmas. This year they were active again, even if police reports give the impression of relative quietness.

(sth) – Police usually have their hands full during Christmas. This year they were active again, even if police reports give the impression of relative quietness.

Speeding in residential area and on the motorway: Witnesses called the police on Monday morning reporting a car speeding in a residential area in Differdange where the speed limit is at 30km/h. The callers indicated that the car had stopped and the passengers were drunk. When police arrived, they could confirm the information and the driver wasn't able to produce insurance papers. His driving licence was revoked.

In another incident during the same night, a car was speeding past a police patrol in the “Grouft” tunnel close to Mersch. Police stopped him and discovered that the car was not registered and had no insurance. To complete the picture, the driver did not have a valid driving licence.

Driving under the influence: A police patrol discovered a damaged car in a car park in Esch/Alzette on Monday morning. The man who was in the car also had scratches in his face, but indicated only having slept in his car. Witness reports revealed that the car had hit a wall on the motorway shortly before. Alcohol testing confirmed that the driver was drunk. His driving licence was revoked.

Bar fighting: A group of regular customers and two new customers started a heated discussion in a bar in Beaufort on Sunday evening. As they left the bar, things got out of hand and two men started a fight during which one of them was injured at his eye. When police got to the scene, one of the fighters had already left, leaving behind only the injured man. Police brought him home.

Muggings in a train and the Grand-Rue: On Sunday afternoon, a woman was mugged in a train in the central station of Luxembourg. She was sitting in the train waiting for its departure with her wallet in her hands, as a stranger came from behind, took the wallet from her hands and ran out of the train. The thief was described as thin, very tall, dark skin, short black hair and wearing dark clothes.

In a similar incident in the Grand-Rue in Luxembourg on Sunday evening, a woman was robbed of her purse. She was standing in front of a shop window with her husband, when a man approached them on a bike. He stopped and snatched the purse from her shoulders. As the woman tried to hold on to the purse, she fell and injured her right knee. The man, described as having a southern appearance, between 20 and 30 years old, a three-days beard, black hair, black clothes and a black hat, was on a red mountain bike and fled into the direction of Place d'Armes.

Witnesses are asked to contact police at the number 113.