Police find ammunition stash in hunt for far-right Belgian soldier

Cpl Jürgen Conings disappeared more than three weeks ago and threatened to kill a top scientist

Police searching a nature reserve for a heavily armed Belgian soldier who has threatened to kill one of the country’s top scientists have found a backpack full of ammunition, raising fears the fugitive has even more weapons than suspected.

Cpl Jürgen Conings, 46, a specialist marksman, has not been seen since he disappeared on 17 May after taking four anti-tank missile launchers, a sub-machine gun and a bullet proof vest from his barracks.

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