“No crime has been committed in this regard,” a spokesperson for the Public Prosecution Service confirms to Het Nieuwsblad. An autopsy will be performed on Friday.
The dog was picked up from the son of the victim who lives near the nature reserve. The animal is given an injection. It would not have been the first time the dog had been aggressive, in the past he would have bitten a neighbor and he would have attacked other people during his flight. “It is the very first time that we have had to do something like this in such circumstances. It is not pleasant, but it is our duty ”, say Iris and Marc Dekeyser from animal shelter De Zorghoeve.
The elderly man is said to have brought the dog into the house just months before his death.