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Covid-19 | There were 21 French people and a Belgian: the police put an end, overnight, to an evening where about twenty people were partying in a house rented via Airbnb in Melle.
The police put an end, on the night of Thursday to Friday, to an evening where about twenty people were partying in a house rented via Airbnb in Melle, in East Flanders.
There were 21 French and one Belgian, said the East Flanders prosecution. Several capsules containing nitrous oxide were also seized.
The police of the Rhode & Escaut zone checked a vehicle with a French license plate at the Melle exit of the R4 around 1.30am.
“The five occupants, all of French nationality, admitted that they were going to a party in a holiday home located along the Brusselsesteenweg in Melle,” said the prosecution. “The police attended the scene and found that several people were present in and around the house. The police contacted the prosecutor and he gave permission to enter the house ”.
Fifteen people were in the house and seven others in the garden. “All the people present were of French nationality, with the exception of one person of Belgian nationality. All were major. The house was rented by one of the people present via Airbnb. Several capsules containing nitrous oxide were found in the house, ”the prosecution reported.
The tenant, an 18-year-old Frenchman from Lille, was arrested. By order of the public prosecutor’s office, he was immediately summoned for the corona hearing at the Ghent police court on January 27. The other participants received an immediate amicable settlement of 750 euros. In the event of non-payment, they will be summoned by the prosecution.