The police arrested two teenage boys during the early hours of Monday morning in connection with the deaths of 14-year-old girls Savannah Dekker and Romy Nieuwburg, the police said in a statement. At this stage te police believe the girls' deaths are unrelated and investigators are treating them as separate cases.
The terrorism threat level in the Netherlands remains high at level 4 out of 5 after a terrorist attack in London on Sunday, National Coordinator Dick Schoof of Counterterrorism and Security said on Sunday. Seven people were killed and 48 others injured when three perpetrators crashed a delivery van into pedestrians on London Bridge and then got out and stabbed people on the street and in nearby pubs at around 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, NU.nl reports
After 'arresting' an escaped bull on Friday, the Amsterdam police also had to deal with a camel in the Red Light District on Saturday. A group of men marched the camel through the famous Amsterdam neighborhood as part of a bachelor party. The camel supervisor was arrested for an outstanding fine, Het Parool reports.
Fourteen year old Romy Nieuwburg from Hoevelaken, who was found dead in a watery ditch in Achterveld, Utrecht on Friday, was a lovely girl, according to friends. They describe her as "the perfect daughter and friend". Her school, J.H. Donner school in nearby De Glind, is also "devastated" by her loss, according to director Jan Hofman.
Two young girls in Bunschoten and Soest reported being chased by cars over the past days in the area where two 14-year-old girls were found dead in Bunschoten and Achterveld over the weekend. In both cases it happened while the girls were cycling in their home towns. The police are calling on local residents to keep an eye out for a black car in the area of Spakenburg and Soest, AD reports.Bunschoten, Soest, Spakenburg and Achterveld are all located no more than 20 kilometers from each other.
The body of missing 14-year-old Savannah Dekker was found on industrial terrain De Kronkels in her hometown of Bunschoten on Sunday.
A body found dead in a watery ditch in Achterveld, Utrecht was identified as that of a 14-year-old girl from neighboring Hoevelaken, police said on Saturday. An initial investigation determined that a crime led to the girl's death, police said without elaborating further.
A witness noticed the body at about 5 p.m. on Friday while on the Emelaarsepad. Police are asking anyone who was in the area in the hours leading up to the discovery to contact them as they try to piece together what happened that day.
A 39-year-old Dutch-Moroccan was sentenced to five years in prison by a criminal court in Ireland for threatening to kill his housemates, calling ISIS attacks in France "excellent" and saying they filled him with "great joy", and telling the police that he would cut the heads off Jews if he only had a sword, local newspaper Independent reports.
Fourteen year old Savannah Dekker from Bunschoten has been missing since Thursday afternoon. The girl left home to meet classmates to work on an assignment, promised to be home for dinner, but never returned, her mother Monique tol RTV Utrecht. "Have you seen our daughter", Monique asks in a desperate post shared over 50 thousand times on Facebook.
On Thursday the court in Rotterdam sentenced 15-year-old twins and their 16-year-old friend to juvenile detention for gang raping, assaulting and robbing a 35-year-old woman in Schiedam in November last year, AD reports.
The Ministry of Security and Justice wants an explanation from India on why the country will not extradite Shehzad Hemani, who kidnapped his 3-year-old daughter Insiya from Amsterdam last year. The Ministry will shortly send a letter to the Indian authorities, demanding an explanation, the Public Prosecutor said in a preparatory hearing in the court of Amsterdam on Friday, AD reports.
A 14-year-old boy injured three police officers while resisting arrest in Hillegom, Zuid-Holland on Thursday. The boy was pulled over for driving a scooter without a helmet through the village, ANP reports.
The teenager started by insulting and threatening the two female cops who pulled him over. When they told him he was under arrest, he lost it and attacked the two officers. One officer was kicked in the face three times by the boy. He also injured a third officer who arrived at the incident as backup.
Efforts to stamp out the trade in illegal arms in the Netherlands seem to be ineffective, according to a National Threat Report the police did for the College of Attorneys General. Large numbers of heavy firearms remain in circulation and are increasingly used by criminals, the report states, according to nOS.
The police arrested two suspects in connection with a bomb planted under crime writer Martin Kok's car in Amsterdam in July last year. On Monday a 49-year-old man from Zuid-Holland was arrested, and on Tuesday night a 26-year-old man from Utrecht, te police said in a statement on Friday.
At the request of Austria, the Public Prosecutor in The Hague is launching an investigation into statements made by PVV leader Geert Wilders in Vienna in 2015, AD reports. During a speech Wilders called Islam "an ideology of war and hatred" and said that "Islam calls people to be terrorists".
In his speech Wilders also compared the Quran to Adolf Hitler's book Mein Kampf and called for it to be banned.
A 30-year-old man from Nijkerk who died in police custody early this year, died because of cocaine poisoning, according to the final autopsy report by the Netherlands Forensic Institute. Forensic scientists found no other reason for Bertus de Man's death, the Public Prosecutor said in a statement on Thursday.
Dutch woman Yvonne Snijter was arrested in Libya, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Twitter. Snijter disappeared in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Friday. Why she is in custody is unclear.
"The embassy immediately asked the authorities for an explanation and permission to visit", the Ministry writes.
The police had a breakthrough in the case of a Rotterdam man being kidnapped in Amstelveen earlier this year. Investigators found the house where the man was held hostage on Spaarnestraat in Leiden, the police announced on Thursday. The house has been thoroughly searched and the police expect to make arrests soon, NU.nl reports.
A 23-year-old Dutch man calling himself Baran Sason joined the Kurdish YPG militia in Syria to fight against terrorist organization ISIS. He plans to take part in the battle to reclaim Raqqa, the ISIS declared caliphate, he said in interviews with Kurdish news sites. "I fight to recapture this country", he said.
Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte clashed with CDA parliamentarian Pieter Omtzigt on the subject of the political relationship with Russia and the MH17 investigation in parliament on Wednesday. Rutte told Omtzigt to think about whether he wants to keep making "a political number out of MH17", or if he'd rather have the "bastards" responsible convicted, RTL Nieuws reports.
A 40-year-old man died in Rotterdam early Wednesday morning after being arrested by the police. The healthcare institution where the man was housed had called the police because he was causing problems there, a police report said.. When the police arrived at the facility, staff already had the man under control, Dutch authorities claimed.
His condition worsened shortly after the police cuffed him and took him away. The officers then tried to resuscitate the man and he was rushed to the hospital, where he died at about 1 a.m.
A prosecutor lost dozens of pages containing highly sensitive information about a drug case on the street in Utrecht. Copies of these documents are now making the rounds in the city. An anonymous source shared the original documents with DUIC.
The handwritten pages contain reports of tapped conversations and observations about a large drug case involving several members of the same Dutch-Moroccan family in Utrecht. The reports extensively discuss the trade of three men in the family. They also contain suspects' names, addresses, phone numbers and travel information.
Both Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Foreign Affairs Minister Bert Koenders spoke out against a massive bombing in the Afghan capital of Kabul this morning that left at least 80 people dead and an estimated 364 people wounded. The attack was committed with a tanker during morning rush hour, in an area that houses many embassies and ministries, AD reports.
"Terrible attack in Kabul. A number of international partners also hit hard. Our thoughts go out to all the victims", Rutte said on Twitter.
A jogger was attacked by a pit bull in Geertruidenberg on Tuesday night. The dog bit him on both arms. The owner of the dog left the scene, abandoning the victim, BN De Stem reports.
The victim came across a father and son walking their two pit bulls while jogging in a nature reserve around 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday. One of the dogs wasn't on a leash and attacked the jogger when he passed them.