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Belgian priest, 65, stabbed in his home when he 'refused to give asylum seeker money after letting him use his shower'

Belgian priest, 65, stabbed in his home when he 'refused to give asylum seeker money after letting him use his shower'

Abe Hawken | MailOnline

A priest has been stabbed in his own home when he allegedly refused to give an asylum seeker money after letting him use his shower.

Father Jos Vanderlee, 65, suffered injuries to his hands and tendons during the incident at his property in Lanaken, Belgium.

The asylum seeker knocked on the pastor's door to ask for help and whether he could use his shower, reports Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad.

Reports indicate the suspect wanted to seek asylum in The Netherlands - which is just two miles from the Belgian town where the priest lives.

But after using his shower, the man asked the priest for money before allegedly stabbing him when the pastor said no.

Mr Vanderlee was rushed to a hospital 10 miles away in Genk with non life-threatening injures.

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