An appellate court in the Netherlands ordered Google to enforce an attorney's demand that web pages detailing his criminal conviction be blocked from appearing in search engine results. Tuesday's decision by the court in Den Haag upheld an earlier ruling by a lower court in Rotterdam, with the decision suggesting the European Union's "Right to be Forgotten" puts the man's privacy above the public interest because he is not a public figure, according to Nu.nl
Maarten Smit from Zeist and his 14-year-old daughter Jasmin were at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester on Monday, where 22 people were killed in an explosion. They escaped unharmed. "Everyone was hysterical. You drive each other mad with panic. I tried to stay as calm as possible. Because you don't want to do that to your daughter", he said to RTL Nieuws.
Dutch man Jelle F. was sentenced on appeal to 18 years in prison for throwing acid in a woman's face in a Delhaize supermarket in Antwerp two years ago, ANP reports.
The sentence is the same as when F. first stood trial. Unlike the first trial however, the appeal judge did not find F. guilty of attempted murder, but of extortion and torture. According to the court, it is not clear that F. wanted to kill his victim.
A body found washed ashore in the Veluwemeer on April 30th was identified as 43-year-old Esther Paul from Almere, the police announced on Opsporing Verzoct on Tuesday. She was connected to the criminal world, related to cannabis in particular, but the police can't yet say whether her criminal past is connected to her murder, the Gelderlander reports.
Three suspects were arrested in connection with the theft of 7 million euros worth of Apple products from an industrial terrain on Schiphol airport in December, the Koninklijke Marechaussee announced on Tuesday.
In December the suspects drove onto a Schiphol business area with a truck. They loaded the truck with 46 pallets of Apple phones and tablets before taking off. The stolen products were worth about 7 million euros.
Shortly after the theft, some of the stolen goods were listed for sale on line. Some were also found in a warehouse in Delft.
In 2016 Amber Alerts were issued for a total of 23 missing children in the Netherlands, according to the annual report the organization presented on Wednesday. 22 of these kids were returned unharmed, ANP reports.
In 21 of the Amber Alert cases, the kids were found and returned home within a month. The average age of the kids involved was 11 years. 61 percent of them were girls, the other 39 percent boys.
The Netherlands terrorism threat level remains high at 4 out of 5 after a believed suicide bombing in Manchester on Monday, the National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security Dick Schoof said on his website. After speaking with the event sector, it was decided that all security measured will be reevaluated, Schoof said on Twitter.
The municipality of Amsterdam projected an image of the British flag, the Union Jack, onto Amsterdam Central Station on Tuesday night to show solidarity with the victims of an attack in Manchester on Monday.
"Out of solidarity with the victims of the attack in Manchester, Amsterdam Central Station is lit with the Union Jack", the municipality said on twitter.
The police arrested a Limburg bailiff on Monday for telling women that if they have sex with him, he would wipe out their debts. A total of 11 women pressed charges against the man, AD reports.
The Public Prosecutor and police have been investigating the man for months. The authorities believe that he's been sexually harassing women in this way since 2001.
The Public Prosecutor is launching a massive DNA kinship investigation in an ultimate effort to find out who murdered 11-year-old Nicky Verstappen from Heibloem in 1998, Prosecutor Roger Bos announced in a press conference in Maastricht on Tuesday. The magistrate gave permission for DNA samples to be taken from 15 thousand men, AD reports.
Nicky Verstappen was found murdered one day after he disappeared from a summer camp on Brunssummerheide in August 1998. His body was found over a kilometer from the camp. The perpetrator was never found.
A large part of the Ceintuurbaan in Amsterdam was closed down and evacuated after two unattended suitcases were found in tram 24, near Ferdinand Bolstraat on Tuesday. The police are investigating.
GVB employees noticed a suspicious looking person placing the suitcases in the tram around 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday and called the police. After some deliberation, the authorities decided to evacuate the area, AT5 reports. Shopkeepers were instructed to close their stores, local residents were instructed to stay inside and pedestrians were escorted out of the area.
The Public Prosecutor demanded 120 hours of community services against three swim coaches and two teachers suspected of death through negligence in the drowning death of 9-year-old Salam. The Syrian girl drowned after a swimming lesson in t' Gastland swimming pool in September, just months after she and her family arrived in the Netherlands, AD reports.
Esther Paul, the woman whose body was found in the Veluwemeer on April 30th, was in hiding at a campsite in Biddinghuizen a few days before her death.
King Willem-Alexander is deeply affected by a "terrifying" explosion in Manchester on Monday that left at least 22 people dead, including children. Over 50 others were injured in the explosion at Manchester Arena, just after a concert by teenage pop star Ariana Grande.
A 47-year-old man from Amsterdam also fell victim to assault by members of Amsterdam student association A.S.C./A.V.S.V., the victim told AT5 following reports of another victim being assaulted during hazing. The police dropped the case due to lack of evidence, but victim Jan wants justice, the Amsterdam broadcaster reports.
The body of a man was found in the Wilhelmina canal in Oirschot on Tuesday morning. So far the police can not say whether the man was killed in a crime, the Oost-Brabant police said on Twitter.
The victim was found around 7:00 a.m. at the height of Parallelweg in Oirschot, according to Omroep Brabant.
The police are working on identifying the man. A forensic team is at the scene investigating the cause of the man's death.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and counterterrorism coordinator Dick Schoof both called an apparent attack in Manchester on Monday "terrible". At least 22 people were killed and over 50 were wounded in an explosion shortly after an Ariana Grande concert in the Manchester Arena. The English authorities are "treating it as a terrorist attack until we know something else", the police said, RTL Nieuws reports.
The victims include children. The police currently believe it was a suicide bombing.
Henk K., a father of 19 kids from Bunschoten, denies all charges of abuse against him. According to him, his "unscrupulous, lying and labile" children made up the abuse claims to get back at him for charging them with theft from their parental home, the 58-year-old man said in a pro-forma hearing in the court of Utrecht on Monday, according to AD reporter Marco Willemse tweeting from the courtroom.
A police officer was nearly strangled by a group of intoxicated party-goers in Zutphen during the early hours of Sunday morning. A 22-year-old man from Bronkhorst was arrested for attempted murder, the Zutphen police said in a statement on Facebook.
The police responded to Schupstoel around 3:30 a.m. after reports of a fight. A 24-year-old man tried to run away from the police. Officers caught up to him on Zaadmarkt and arrested him. The man resisted and some friends came to help him.
An adventurous toddler caused quite an uproar in Barneveld on Saturday evening when he disappeared from home. Hundreds of local residents, police helicopters and sniffer dogs searched in vain for the 2-year-old boy, who was later found napping behind a garbage bin less than 30 meters from his home, Omroep Gelderland reports.
It seems the boy wandered away from home. He was found buy a neighbor, who lives across the street.
An Amsterdam community police officer raised quite a few eyebrows on Saturday by wearing a headscarf while on patrol in Osdorp. The officer is not a Muslim herself, but wore the headscarf "out of solidarity and because she is for a diverse corps", PvdA city councilor Sofyan Mbarki said to the Volkskrant.
A referee was attacked by football players of club RKJVV from Den Bosch on Saturday afternoon during a championship match between RKJVV 5 and Oirschot Vooruit 6, Omroep Brabant reports. Dutch football association KNVB is investigating the assault.
Two mountain bikers were tripped up by a piece of wire spanned across a mountain bike path in Ommen last week, the police said on Facebook. Why the wire was placed there is unclear, but the police believe it to be a very dangerous prank.
Both mountain bikers escaped unharmed and are doing well, according to the Ommen police. "But it could've ended much differently", the police write on Facebook. The wire spanned over a mountain bike path near Waterschapsheuvel. It came from the fence of a nearby meadow.