Crime

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Jun 23 '17 16:50

The Cambodian authorities arrested a 42-year-old Dutch man this week on suspicion that he repeatedly sexually abused a 6-year-old girl, relief organization Terre des Hommes announced. The man was caught based on a tip received by APLE, a local partner of the relief organization, AD reports.

Jun 23 '17 16:10

Threatened journalists should be offered more protection by the police, judiciary and their employers, according to a study done on behalf of journalists union NVJ. This relatively unprotected group performs an important social task and deserves the same protection as other people working for the public interest, like police officers and firefighters, the researchers conclude, Trouw reports.

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Jun 23 '17 15:30

The police made three new arrests in the investigation into the kidnapping of a 37-year-old Rotterdam man in Amstelveen in March. They will be arraigned on Friday, AT5 reports.

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Jun 23 '17 14:50

A defect on a rented night-vision camera was the reason that Freddy Heineken's kidnappers got away with 30 million euros the night the ransom was dropped, former Justice Minister Frits Krothals Altes reveals in his new book Zeven politieke levens. The kidnappers were on the run for two years before the police finally caught up to them, AD reports.

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Jun 23 '17 13:35

A police K9 unit squad car was set on fire in Bos en Lommer in Amsterdam on Thursday. The car was parked on Merlijnstraat, a few dozen meters away from where police officers were dealing with a shooting. A man was shot in the leg, AT5 reports.

"Luckily no people or dogs were in the car, no one was injured", the police said on Twitter. "Fire was quickly extinguished, but the perpetrators fled."

The police were in the area dealing with the aftermath of a shooting, in which one man was injured in his leg. Two perpetrators fled on a dark colored scooter. 

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Jun 23 '17 12:55

On Thursday the court in Utrecht sentenced a lifeguard and two swim teachers to 60 hours of community service. They were found guilty of death through negligence in the  at 't Gastland pool in Rhenen in September 2015. Two primary school teachers were acquitted, NU.nl reports.

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Jun 23 '17 11:30

A fire in the Preston Palace hotel in Almelo on Thursday night ended with three men arrested and one treated in hospital for smoke inhalation. The police believe arson was involved, RTL Nieuws reports.

The fire broke out around 10:00 p.m. Some 400 guests had to be evacuated. One guest was taken to hospital with respiratory problems. Another one was advised to go see a GP. 

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Jun 23 '17 09:42

While aare expected to be released soon, when is still unclear. "We do not know when we're going to transfer the Dutch precisely. That depends on many factors", a spokesperson for guerilla group ELN, responsible for the abduction, said to RTL Nieuws. "What I can say now is that we are making progress. But the time comes when it comes."

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Jun 23 '17 09:12

The body of a 13-year-old boy was pulled from the Waal river in Tiel on Thursday night. He disappeared under water while swimming with friends earlier that afternoon. The boy is the third person to drown in the Waal in five days.

The boy was reported missing in the water around 3:00 p.m., according to Omroep Gelderland. Divers from the fire department immediately launched a search for the boy, aided from the air by a police helicopter, but to no avail. A special team with sonar equipment found the body around 9:00 p.m. 

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Jun 22 '17 15:20

The Disciplinary Committee for Banks banned three bank employees from working as bankers for varying periods of time because they violated the Banker's Oath in three separate cases. The three employees may not work as bankers for 18 months, 12 months and 6 months respectively, according to rulings the committee published on Thursday.

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Jun 22 '17 09:36

The Dutch police issued a warning about a scam in which fake Microsoft employees gain access to their victims' computers by telling them they want to help them solve a problem. Over 2016 and in the first half of this year no less than 1,900 Dutch fell victim to this scam, losing hundreds of thousands of euros in total. "If you are called by a Microsoft employee: hang up immediately!" the police warn.

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Jun 22 '17 08:53

A 28-year-old man was arrested in Heerlen on Wednesday afternoon as part of an investigation into terrorism.

Why the man was arrested is unclear. A spokesperson for the Public Prosecutor told newspaper AD that he is not currently suspected committing or preparing for a terrorist action. The spokesperson would say nothing else.

The suspect will be arraigned in the next few days. 

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Jun 22 '17 08:27

The Public Prosecutor demanded 200 hours of community service against two Amsterdam lawyers suspected of bribing a police volunteer, NOS reports.

According to the Prosecutor, the lawyers paid the woman to give them confidential police information between 2010 and 2012. In doing so they damaged their occupational group and undermined the trust civilians have in lawyers, the Prosecutor said.

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Jun 22 '17 08:04

An 18-year-old suspected terrorist arrested in Utrecht last week is not dangerous, according to his lawyer. The boy is a disturbed gamer, whose gotten "himself in a tricky position", lawyer Luis de Leon said, according to NOS.

"We are talking about a computer nerd that became entangled in the world of games and chat boxes. He has no affinity with ISIS, is not Muslim and is not radicalized. There is no harm in him." the lawyer said to the Volkskrant. "He does not even speak Arabic."

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Jun 22 '17 07:32

On Wednesday Colombian guerrilla movement ELN confirmed that they are responsible for the . The two are being held as a "precaution" while the group investigates what exactly they were doing in Norte de Santander, the group said, according to newspaper AD.

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Jun 21 '17 17:10

The police are still struggling to identify a man found murdered in Roosendaal last week. Photos of the victim were therefore released in the hopes information from the public may help find this man's identity.

The man's on Turfvaartsestraat last week Wednesday. An autopsy on his body on Friday revealed that he was murdered.  

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Jun 21 '17 16:30

Seventeen year old Shannon Cornelissen from Helmond was enjoying a night out in Eindhoven with her friend this weekend when someone snuck up behind her and cut off a 30 cm lock of her hair. "It felt like an attack on my body", she said to Eindhovens Dagblad. 

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Jun 21 '17 15:50

Photos are circulating on the internet of young people posing with drugs and jihad flags at the Nijmegen juvenile detention center De Hunnerberg. The Ministry of Security and Justice confirmed that the photos were taken in the institution, but added that they were taken in 2014, before the asylum crisis, Omroep Gelderland reports.

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Jun 21 '17 11:46

Dutch companies, government institutions and citizens are not responding fast enough against growing digital threats, according to National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security Dick Schoof. At home and at work Dutch people often opt for the fastest solution, instead of the most secure one. Which means that the gap between threats and security measures is getting larger instead of smaller, Schoof said in the Netherlands Cyber Security Image 2017, ANP reports.

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Jun 21 '17 11:01

Police officers in Rotterdam, Amersfoort in Zwolle participating in an experiment in arming police officers with tasers, are satisfied with the weapon in general. Since the experiment was launched in February, the nearly 300 officers armed with electric shock weapons used the tasers on suspects 34 times and threatened them with it another 78 times, the police said in a statement on Tuesday. 

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Jun 21 '17 10:24

An 18-year-old man was arrested in Utrecht last week on suspicion of involvement in a terrorist offense, the Public Prosecutor announced on Wednesday. He was remanded to custody for 14 days during his arraignment on Tuesday.

The young man was arrested on Thursday, June 15th. According to the Prosecutor, he is suspected of spreading propaganda for terrorist organization ISIS, including violent videos. There are also indications that he instructed other on how to make explosives. The police are investigating.

Poster of Colombian guerrilla movement ELN
Jun 21 '17 08:11

Derk Bolt and Eugenio Follender will be released soon, according to Richard Claro, a member of a humanitarian commission especially appointed for the two Dutch journalists who were, ANP reports.

Brussels Central Station
Jun 21 '17 07:42

No trains will be stopping at Brussels Central Station today following a small explosion there on Tuesday night, NS International said on its website. The explosion happened around 8:30 p.m. The Belgian authorities had control of the situation very quickly and no one bystanders were injured. The suspected perpetrator was gunned down by soldiers almost immediately after the explosion, ANP reports.

Derk Bolt
Jun 20 '17 16:10

Being held against his will in Colombia is not the first danger Spoorloos presenter Derk Bolt faced. In his many years of traveling for the show, Bolt was once almost imprisoned in Ghana and held at gunpoint in both Indonesia and Colombia, he said in previous interviews, AD reports.

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