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2019

January 13, 2019

(Palm Springs's Blog) Don't Shoot - The latest from Stijn Coninx, the director of Festival favorite Marina, is a riveting, real-life film noir based on a notorious crime spree that traumatized Belgian society from 1982 to 1985, when the Brabant Killers topped the country’s most-wanted list.

 

2018

November 1st, 2018

(The Brussels Times) The investigation into the Brabant Killers has been manipulated by outside interests since the beginning, according to the man who was investigating magistrate until 1990.

October 31, 2018

(The Brussels Times) The federal prosecutor’s office has issued a new appeal for information on the case of the Brabant Killers, responsible for 28 murders and a spate of robberies which ended suddenly in 1985.

October 10, 2018

(Flanders Today) A new movie recounts the story of David Van de Steen, whose entire family was murdered by the Brabant Killers in the infamous gang’s final raid in 1985

May 14, 2018

(VRT) A former figure in the extreme-right organisation Westland New Post has denied that he was a member of the Brabant Killers gang that carried out a number of bloody armed robberies in the 1980’s. Speaking in an interview with VRT News Michel Libert rejects claims made by an anonymous witness stating that he was the so-called “Giant”.

12 May 2018

(VRT) Detectives investigating the Brabant Killers case have interviewed a new witness. Saturday’s edition of the daily ‘Het Nieuwsblad’ reports that the witness has told detectives that the now defunct far-right group Westland New Post was involved in the series of bloody armed robberies perpetrated by the Brabant killers in the 1980’s. This is an avenue that has already been investigated in the 30-odd years since the attacks took place.

March 8, 2018

(The New European) Between 1982 and 1985, a gang of villains terrorised Belgium, killing 29 people and injuring many more. Richard Luck recalls the crime wave and sifts through the potential suspects

February 6, 2018

(The Bulletin) Belgium is putting extra resources behind the investigation into the Brabant Killers - who murdered 28 people in violent robberies on supermarkets in the early 1980s.

Federal justice minister Koen Geens said the investigative team would be increased from 11 to 30, after receiving 800 fresh pieces of information in recent months.

February 6, 2018

(VRT) The Federal Justice Minister Koen Geens (Flemish Christian democrat) has said that over the past few months 800 tips have been given to detectives investigating the Brabant Killers case. Mr Geens told the Chamber of Representative’s Justice Select Committee that of these 470 tips merited further investigation, 120 have already been investigated.

 

2017

December 5, 2017

(VRT) The solicitor of the brother the man that has said to be the so-called “Giant” in the Brabant Killers case has told VRT that a culture of fear still surrounds the case. Speaking on the VRT’s television network Canvas’ topical discussion programme ‘De Afspraak’, Geert Lenssens said “We assume that there are still Brabant Killer alive.

30 November 2017

(Brussels Times) Attorney Jef Vermassen received an anonymous letter from a former gendarme about the case of the Brabant killers, Vermassen said at a debate in Brussels on Tuesday and confirmed on Wednesday to Het Nieuwsblad daily.

26 October 2017

(ENCA) Police divers searched a canal in Belgium on Thursday as officers "relaunched" an investigation into a baffling series of murders that has gripped the country for more than 30 years.

October 25, 2017

(Sputnik News) A deathbed confession has shed light on the identities of a violent criminal gang who terrorized Belgium in the 1980s. Independent researcher Tom Secker has told Sputnik the group was likely connected to "Operation Gladio" - a NATO effort that saw secret groups carry out false flag attacks in European countries throughout the Cold War.

October 24, 2017

(The Guardian) Ex-policeman allegedly admitted before he died that he was ringleader of Belgian gang that killed 28 people in the early 1980s

October 23, 2017

(Reuters) A mystery that has troubled Belgium for over 30 years may be solved after a deathbed confession by a former policeman that he was one of the “Crazy Brabant Killers”, who left 28 people dead in a bizarre string of robberies in the early 1980s.

October 21, 2017

(VRT) Police detectives are investigating new links in the notorious case of the "Bende van Nijvel" (Nivelles Gang). One is about the identity of one of the gang members, who was dubbed the Giant at the time, Het Laatste Nieuws and De Morgen report. The Nivelles Gang committed a series of horrendous raids on supermarkets in the 80ies, killing 28 people and leaving dozens of others injured or traumatised.