BLOODBATH IN BELGIUM
Dope fiend gun-runner lobbed grenades into Christmas crowd TODAY’S WEATHER
Norwich wich THE normally-dull country of Belgium was rocked yesterday when a nutter opened fire in a busy city centre – killing at least three and wounding 75.
The lunatic also threw TODAY will be mainly fine with some rather pleasant sunshine in the south east. But cold as a witch’s tit. Rain and sleet in south Wales with heavy showers in west Scotland.
Windy hell in the north west of England so you’ll freeze your knackers off if you get dragged around the shops. Temperatures will hover around 2ºc, reaching 5ºc in the south east.
Thursday will bring more sunshine across the UK.
A shade warmer than Wednesday. OUTLOOK: A little bit of everything! grenades into a crowded square in Liege, from a roof, before killing himself.
The attacker was named as Nordine Amrani – known to police for firearms, drugs and sex offences.
Early reports said at least two more men were involved, but officials later confirmed the attacker acted alone.
They also ruled out terrorism as a possible cause.
Amrani was jailed for 58 months in September 2008 for possessing firearms and drugs.
Officials did not confirm this, but said they were aware he had spent some time in jail.
He had been asked to come for an interview at a police station in connection with charges against him.
A resident of Liege, he left home with a rifle, a pistol and three grenades in a bag.
Greg Ienco, a local journalist, said: “I saw four explosions from a building 200m from Saint Lambert Square.
“It was incredible. I saw a man on the roof who tried to kill people. This man killed himself with a grenade.”
Two of the three dead were teenage boys – aged 15 and 17 – the third a woman of 75.
TV images showed blood splattered across the cobblestones of Place Saint Lambert, where the attack happened.
Doctors at a city hospital are trying to save the life of an 18-month-old child hurt in the attack. Several others are reported to be in a serious condition.
Medical staff at a field hospital at the scene treated 52 others.
Roads into the centre of Liege were sealed off during the attack and explosives experts were called in to search the area for unexploded grenades.
Belgium, famed for fictional detective Poirot (pictured) has a violent crime rate roughly half that of Britain.
CARNAGE: Blood-soaked cobbles at Place Saint
It ees most dreadful, n’est pas?