The boy walked at the station to NS employees at the Albert Heijn To Go, employees write in the Facebook message. “He started crying against the arm of one of us.”
According to the employees, the boy looked frightened. “So we tried to reassure him as best we could.”
Because of the language barrier, they couldn’t talk to him, but an Arabic-speaking woman offered help and told the employees ‘that the boy was only 13 years old and had come to the Netherlands all alone from Syria’. Among his belongings was a document containing personal data.
Before he was handed over to the Tilburg police for further care, the NS employees gave him food and drink. They also took a picture at his request, after which they said goodbye with a ‘box’.
The boy was subsequently handed over to the Aliens Police by the police. He will send him to a reception center and he will start the asylum procedure, says a police spokesperson.