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Teenager arrested in case of sex worker murder

A 17-year-old boy has been apprehended in connection with the murder of a Nigerian prostitute two weeks ago. The suspect is being questioned by police. 

A young Nigerian sex worker was killed in Schaarbeek two weeks ago. The 23-year-old victim was stabbed various times. In the aftermatch of the murder, her colleagues staged a strike, an initiative which is not often seen. They wanted to highlight poor security in the area arpund the Brussels North Station and express their solidarity with the victim. 

Denis Goeman of the Brussels judivcial authorities told the VRT that "the suspect is a 17-year-old who is now being questioned by police, and who will later be questioned by the judicial authorities." The suspect is said to have a criminal record.