Hit and run attack on Belgian diplomat

LAST UPDATED: 29 Mar, 2010 @ 11:41
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Hit and run attack on Belgian diplomat

A BRITISH man has carried out a hit and run attack on a Belgium consul.

The man, described as 40-years old and 1.80m tall, drove his English-number plated car into diplomat Claude de Hennin before fleeing the scene.

Hennin, 70, suffered heavy bruising to his right leg and arm after being hit outside the consulate offices in Mijas.

“It was a very strong hit and it hurt a great deal,” said Hennin, who was taken directly to Las Lagunas health centre.

Earlier, the Belgium ambassador endured a foul-mouthed tirade from another Briton outside the Embassy – this time a woman.

He had advised the mother that her young son – who was who was playing in front of the consulate’s garage door – ought to move before he drove off.

She proceeded to harangue Hennin, before the politician slipped back inside the offices.

On leaving the building once more, a Britain and his dog this time approached the diplomat and began insulting him.

Witnessing the commotion, a consulate worker called Mijas police and the aggressive Britain got into his car and assumed his getaway.

Hennin tried to block his path until the police arrived but the Britain “revved his engine and hit” the ambassador.

After being treated for his injuries, the politician filed a police report.

“I would like to thank the Guardia Civil and local police for their impeccable handling of the situation,” added Hennin.

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