Hanover / Almtal (Austria) – Will this be the last New Year in freedom for Prince Ernst August von Hannover (66)?
The Wels public prosecutor confirms BILD information that charges have been brought against the Guelph Prince because of his absences in the Austrian Almtal in the summer – and threatens three years in jail!
The indictment lists four incidents in which the nobleman allegedly acted “in a state of intoxication” each time.
► July 14th and 15th: “The accused is accused of repeatedly trying to prevent police officers from performing various official acts by means of violence and dangerous threats and of having injured some of the body in the process”.
► July 20: “The accused is accused of threatening a police officer dangerously using a baseball bat.”
► September 7th: “He is accused of damaging the glazing of the dining room window of the house owned by the Duke of Cumberland Foundation and attempting to force the employed couple and their daughter to leave the building they live in by threatening them to have.”
Then police surrounded the prince’s hunting lodge in Grünau. The welf then had to spend two nights in the Wels prison and was only released on condition that employees no longer approach employees and that they do not enter his property.
Now there will be a trial. Prince Ernst August has not yet made any public statements.
His defense lawyer Malte Berlin did not want to comment on the decision of the Austrian judiciary.