The first vehicle to be torched was sent to the area to investigate an attempt to set light to a garage door. The police entered the garage but when they returned outside their vehicle had been set alight. Police, who blame local delinquents, think a petrol bomb was used.
Around midnight an unmarked car belonging to the Molenbeek youth brigade was torched near the West Station. One suspect was detained following a tip off from the emergency services that had received a call from a father whose son had suffered serious burns to both hands.
The lad was questioned and according to police sources could not give a proper account of his activities.