Crime

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May 23 '17 16:20

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. The authorities believe that he's been sexually harassing women in this way since 2001. 

Nicky Verstappen, murdered at age 11 in Brunssum in August 1998
May 23 '17 15:45

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.

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May 23 '17 15:10

The between Ajax and Manchester United on the Museumplein on Wednesday, will continue as planned, the Amsterdam municipality announced in the wake of an.

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May 23 '17 14:33

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.

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May 23 '17 12:50

The Public Prosecutor demanded 120 hours of community services against three swim coaches and two teachers suspected of death through negligence in the . 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.

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May 23 '17 12:15

Esther Paul, the woman whose , was in hiding at a campsite in Biddinghuizen a few days before her death.

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May 23 '17 11:40

King Willem-Alexander is deeply affected by a "terrifying" 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.

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May 23 '17 09:09

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  The police dropped the case due to lack of evidence, but victim Jan wants justice, the Amsterdam broadcaster reports.

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May 23 '17 08:36

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. 

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May 23 '17 08:18

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. 

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May 22 '17 16:55

Henk K., a father of 19 kids from Bunschoten, denies all. 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.

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May 22 '17 15:45

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.

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May 22 '17 15:10

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.

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May 22 '17 14:35

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. 

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May 22 '17 14:00

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.

Wire stretched over a mountain bike path in Ommen; 17 May 2017
May 22 '17 12:50

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. 

From left to right: Nazih (4), Alma (2) and Hassan (5) kidnapped by their father from Enschede, 19 May 2017
May 22 '17 12:15

Three young children disappeared from Enschede on Friday afternoon. The police believe their Syrian father kidnapped them and that they are currently in Germany. 

The kids are Hassan Jasem (5), brother Nazih (4) and their sister Alma (2). All three of them have black hair and brown eyes. Hassan was wearing a blue and white check shirt with blue jeans when he disappeared. Nazih was wearing a white T-shirt with gray sleeves and a Disney Frozen logo, jeans and blue shoes. Alma was wearing a shirt with a picture of a rabbit on it, gray pants and a gray jacket. 

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May 22 '17 09:28

From today Amsterdam police officers will be equipped with bodycams in a test run that will last two years. Every police officer in the so-called base teams will be allowed to wear a bodycam during his or her shift. The intention is to see if bodycams reduce the number of violent incidents, but many are concerned about the privacy implications, RTL Nieuws reports.

Previous bodycam studies showed that people who know they are being recorded, are less likely to use violence. This test in the Amsterdam police is intended to see whether this really is the case.

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May 22 '17 08:53

The Public Prosecutor in Amsterdam is investigating a student being assaulted during hazing at the Amsterdam student association A.S.C./A.V.S.V., a spokesperson for the Amsterdam prosecution office confirmed to NRC. The aspiring Atomos member was left with several injuries, including a lost tooth.

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May 22 '17 08:27

Three employees of a swimming pool in Rhenen and two primary school teachers are facing court on Monday in connection with the during a school swimming lesson. All of death through negligence.

Arrest
May 22 '17 07:37

The Dutch police arrested 60 people last week in a national action against roaming criminal gangs. Detainees include suspected shoplifters, drug traffickers and dealers, burglars and identity thieves, the police announced in a statement.

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May 19 '17 16:50

National school students' organization LAKS was hit in a ransomware attack that left its off line from 4:00 p.m. on Thursday until Friday morning.

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May 19 '17 16:15

Europol's European Cybercrime Center arrested a total of 27 people suspected of using laptops to instruct ATMs to dispense money, the European policing agency announced in a statement. Two of the suspects are from the Netherlands. Others come from the Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Romania, Spain and Norway.

The arrests were made in 2016 and 2017, with the latest one happening in Spain last month. Europol, working with a total of 20 countries, launched an investigation into this so-called ATM Black Box phenomenon when it first started appearing in Western Europe in 2015. 

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May 19 '17 12:45

The fundamental rights of Volkert van der Graaf, convicted murderer of politician Pim Fortuyn, were violated when personal information about him leaked to the public just before his release in 2014, the National Ombudsman Reinier van Zutphen concluded in a complaint filed by Van der Graaf, the Volkskrant reports.

According to the newspaper, an anonymized version of the report can be found on the Ombudsman's website. "The applicant was imprisoned for a criminal offense which received a lot of media attention" the Ombudsman's report states. 

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