Crime

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Jun 14 '17 17:00

Biko M. was found guilty of murdering newspaper delivery woman Anita van Dijk in Rotterdam last year. The court sentenced him to 10 years in prison and institutionalized psychiatric care on Wednesday. The sentence is equal to the Public Prosecutor's demand, AD reports.

Jun 14 '17 15:45

Several people were injured in an accident involving a tractor, a horse-drawn carriage and a bicycle in Nunspeet on Wednesday afternoon. One person was rushed to a hospital with serious injuries, De Stentor reports.

The accident happened shortly after 2:00 p.m. at the crossing of Waterweg and Kolmansweg. Two ambulances are at the scene and a helicopter ambulance landed in a nearby meadow, according to the newspaper. 

The helicopter ambulance was first dispatched at 2:03 p.m. At 2:15 p.m. a call was logged related to possible injuries.

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Jun 14 '17 13:00

The parents of Tristan van der Vlis is not responsible for their son killing five people and hurting 17 others in a shooting in Alphen aan den Rijn in 2011, the court in The Hague ruled on Wednesday. According to the court, Van der Vlis' parents couldn't know beforehand that their son was planning the mass shooting, ANP reports.

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Jun 14 '17 11:45

Terrorism, cyber attacks and climate change are new concerns on top of the official risk assessment for Amsterdam and its surrounding municipalities. Since the previous risk assessment in 2012, safety office Veiligheidsregio Amsterdam-Amstelland dropped a number of older concerns to make room for new risks like the consequences of a terrorist attacks, increasingly dangerous storms due to climate change and the internet falling out due to a cyber attack, Het Parool reports.

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Jun 14 '17 07:38

The police are trying to identify a man found killed in the sea in Noordwijk on Friday. Days of investigation failed to reveal who the man is, so the police showed a photo of him on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday.

The body was spotted by kite surfers near Langevelderslag around 3:45 p.m. on Friday, June 9th. According to the police, the man was a victim of  crime.

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Jun 14 '17 07:25

A body was found in the Erasmuspark in Amsterdam on Tuesday night. So far the police released no details about the victim's identity, or about how her or she died 

The police closed part of the adjacent Mercatorstraat for the investigation, the police said on Twitter.

According to AT5, the body was found in the lake by a passerby.

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Jun 13 '17 17:05

A 62-year-old woman died in a group home in Utrecht last week. The exact cause of her death is still under investigation, but initial results indicate she starved to death. She was one of four people living in a group home called , the members of which believe they can , according to their website.

Romy Nieuwburg, 14, found killed in a watery ditch in Achterveld, Utrecht on 2 June 2017
Jun 13 '17 14:45

Flags are hanging half mast in Hoevelaken on Tuesday. Murdered 14-year-old 's funeral will be held this afternoon.

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Jun 13 '17 13:35

A 31-year-old police officer from the Den Haag unit was arrested on Tuesday. He is suspected of leaking confidential information from the police systems to a third party, the Public Prosecutor said in a statement. 

The cop was arrested by the Rijksrecherche, the department that handles internal investigations at the police. He will be questioned in the coming days. His home ws also searched.

In official terms, the police officer is suspected of violating professional secrecy and official corruption, according to the Prosecutor.

Hassan, Alma and Nazih found in Hungary on May 30th after their dad kidnapped them in Enschede on May 19th
Jun 13 '17 11:50

A 35-year-old man who last month, was extradited to the Netherlands, the Public Prosecutor said in a statement.

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Jun 13 '17 11:15

The Rotterdam police arrested suspected jihadist Mounir E. before the Rotterdam marathon in April and kept him in custody until the marathon weekend was over, a spokesperson for the Rotterdam police confirmed to NU.nl.

According to the spokesperson, there were suspicions that the 34-year-old man from Spijkenisse was planning an attack. This was partly based on statements from employees of the municipal transport company RET, who overheard him saying that "something beautiful will happen at the marathon: boom!", according to the newspaper.

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Jun 13 '17 10:40

The police searched the home of an Amsterdam man caught filming the entrance of the PSV stadium in Eindhoven during a Guus Meeuwis concert on Friday. The police are still being tight-lipped about the investigation, only saying that the 29-year-old man is still in custody and is being questioned.

"We are naturally investigating his intentions. That's why we also investigated his home", the police said in a statement on Monday night.

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Jun 13 '17 10:05

A 37-year-old priest was reprimanded by the bishop in Den Bosch for accepting money from a deeply religious, elderly woman. The 89-year-old woman gave over 100 thousand euros to the priest between 2011 and 2015, the Volkskrant reports.

If the priest accepts any more money from the woman, he will be suspended. 

One of the woman's nephews discovered the money transfers. "What my aunt does with her money is her free choice", he said to the Volkskrant. "But I think this is a matter of indoctrination by a priest of a deeply religious woman."

Savannah Dekker, missing in Bunschoten since 1 Jun 2017
Jun 13 '17 08:47

The in connection with the murder of , was ordered removed from his home by the children's court, AD reports. He was set to be removed on June 7th, but this never happened as he was arrested on June 4th, according to the newspaper.

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Jun 13 '17 08:23

The Dutch country side is a "playground for criminals", where the police show up late, if they show up at all, 12 commissioners of the King wrote in a scathing report about the priorities of the National Police, AD reports.

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Jun 12 '17 15:45

The Amsterdam police arrested four women on drug charges during a raid on a sex club on Stadhouderskade in Amsterdam-Zuid on Sunday night. A fifth woman was arrested in Utrecht, the police said in a statement on Monday.

The five women, between the ages of 32 and 56 years, are all still in custody for questioning. The raid was a joint operation between the police forces Amsterdam and Midden-Nederland, the Public Prosecutor in Amsterdam and Midden-Nederland and the municipality of Amsterdam.

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Jun 12 '17 15:10

Rock bands The Rolling Stones and U2 don't have offices in the Netherlands for tax-evasion purposes, but because of the "specific experience and expertise" the country has to offer, their management said to an investigative committee on Monday, NU.nl reports.

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Jun 12 '17 12:45

A helicopter pilot was taken to a police station for questioning after he caused a panic at the Retropop music festival on Saturday night with a nose diving stunt. The organizers of the festival called the stunt an "individual and rash action", RTL Nieuws reports.

Festival attendees were watching a performance by Di-rect and Lucas Hamming when the low flying helicopter suddenly started a nose dive right above their heads. The pilot pulled up before reaching the ground and people below, and no one was injured. But many did get quite a fright.

Savannah Dekker (left) and Romy Nieuwburg (right) - two 14-year-old girls found dead within 15 kilometers of each other during the first weekend in June 2017
Jun 12 '17 12:10

and , two 14-year-old Dutch girls killed in separate attacks last weekend, will both be laid to rest this week. Romy's funeral will be held in her hometown of Hoevelaken on Tuesday. And Savannah will be buried in her hometown of Bunschoten on Wednesday.

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Jun 12 '17 11:00

A 21-year-old woman crashed her car into a group of young people on Doemsdijk in Wachtum, Drenthe during the early hours of Sunday morning, shortly after a fight between two groups of young people. Three people were injured. The woman was arrested, the police said in a statement on Sunday.   

The reason for the fight is unclear, according to the police. 

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Jun 12 '17 09:47

A fire in a Breda apartment on Sunday night, seems to have been set during an argument between the residents. Investigators believe this to be a case of arson and domestic violence, the police said on Twitter.

The apartment's female resident was arrested, the man was taken to hospital. Prior to the fire in the apartment on Nieuwe Diesstraat, the couple was heard arguing, Omroep Brabant reports.

The involved apartment burnt out completely. And the apartment above it sustained smoke damage. Firefighters managed to save the rest of the building from any significant damage. 

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Jun 12 '17 09:35

Four men were arrested on the A10-Noord in Amsterdam on Monday morning for driving in the wrong direction. A firearm was found in one of the two involved cars. All four men are members of a "well known motorcycle gang", the police said in a statement.

The police pulled the two cars over around 1:00 a.m. on Monday morning. The suspects told the police that they were driving in the wrong direction because other cars were trying to force them off the road.

Jun 12 '17 08:51

Dutch military intelligence service MIVD for years worked with an official, knowing that there were corruption complaints against him, AD reports based on statements from those involved. 

According to the newspaper, the statements were made under oath, in front of a judge, by colleagues of the official and employees of Defense's Integrity Office. The official in question, Jacques H., is appearing in court on Tuesday as one of six police and Defense employees suspected of involvement in a major bribery scandal involving the services' fleets and vehicle supplier PON.

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Jun 12 '17 08:03

The man that night, almost certainly did not do so intentionally, the police said on Twitter on Sunday night. The police came to this conclusion after searching the man's home. Two of the eight victims were still in hospital at the time of the police update.

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