Crime

Dec 27 '16 12:50

A 76-year-old man from Gouda died of his injuries after he ended up under a train at the Gouda railway station on Monday, the police announced on Tuesday, according to the Telegraaf.

It is unclear how the elderly man ended up on the tracks. The incoming train could not stop in time to avoid hitting him. The victim was rushed to the hospital. But he died of his injuries during the night. 

The police are investigating what happened.

Emergency services on Branding in Hellevoetsluis after a double shooting, 26 Dec 2016
Dec 27 '16 08:34

Two men aged 25 and 29 years were passed away after a shooting in Hellevoetsluis on Monday night, the Rotterdam police said on Twitter. The shooting happened on Branding around 6:00 p.m.

Emergency services, including paramedics and air ambulances, responded to the scene, according to ANP. Paramedics resuscitated the two victims and rushed them to a hospital. The 29-year-old man was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at te hospital. The 25-year-old died during the early hours of Tuesday morning, the police said on Twitter. 

Dec 27 '16 07:57

The Dutch police want parents to be more alert in checking their children and their children's friends for illegal fireworks, Ad Nieuwdorp, fireworks expert at the National Police, said to AD. He called parents "naive" when it comes to dangerous fireworks.

"A cobra is just a grenade and totally not comparable to the strikers and astronauts they themselves lit as a teenager" Nieuwdorp said to the newspaper. He added that a legal soft banger going off in a hand will leave a child with burns, an illegal banger wil blow the hand off. 

 crime scene tape
Dec 27 '16 07:35

A man was inured in a shooting on Vier Heemskinderenstraat in Amsterdam around 11:15 p.m. on Monday. He was taken to hospital, the police said on Twitter. His condition is unknown.

According to RTV Noordh-Holland, a mobile medical team and the fire department responded to the shooting. The victim was strapped to a stretcher and hoisted from an apartment on the second story. The police say that the shooting happened in a home. 

The victim was still conscious when helped arrived, according to the police.

Dec 27 '16 07:23

A body was found in the Lauriegracht in Amsterdam on Monday afternoon. The victim's identity or how he came to be dead in the water is still unclear, AT5 reports.

The body was removed from the water with a stretcher. A tent was set up on the street for a forensic investigation. A forensic doctor from public health service GGD was also called in.

Around 6:30 p.m. the body was moved to the morgue, according to AT5. 

"Dead body" and "crocodile" found in Roosendaal and Amsterdam respectively, 25 Dec 2016
Dec 26 '16 16:35

Inflatable toys sent first responders in Amsterdam and Roosendaal rushing to the rescue on Christmas day. Amsterdam police responded to what turned out to be a inflatable crocodile in one of the canals. And the Roosendaal police discovered their dead body was a naked blow-up doll.

Several police units in Amsterdam responded to the canal on 1e Constantijn Huygenstraat after someone reported a crocodile swimming in the canal. At the scene the police did find a crocodile, though this one did not seem to be much of a threat - it was an inflatable pool toy.

Insiya Hemani
Dec 26 '16 16:00

Shehzad Hemani, the father and believed kidnapper of Amsterdam 2-year-old Insiya, is als under investigation in his own country, the Telegraaf reports. He is under investigation for fraud, embezzlement and money laundering, according to the newspaper.

More than 10 complaints were made against him as the director of his company Conros Group and other companies. And on December 6th, he was officially charged with forgery, the newspaper writes.

Police officers and paramedics at the scene of an incident
Dec 26 '16 14:50

Sisters Susen and Nadine Pielucha from Hekendorp were both killed in a car accident that happened in Oudewater on Friday. 23-year-old Nadine was announced dead on Saturday. On Sunday it was announced that 19-year-old Susen also died of her injuries, AD reports.

A 21-year-old man was also involved in the accident. He was hypothermic, but is not in life threatening danger. He is Susen's boyfriend.

Crime scene (Photo: Politie)
Dec 26 '16 14:15

One person was severely injured in a stabbing in Dordrecht around 3:00 a.m. on Monday morning, the police said in a statement on their website. The victim passed away a short time later.

The stabbing happened in a home on Eemsteynplein. Emergency services tried to help the victim, but to no avail. 

Three people were arrested on suspicion of involvement. The role they had in the stabbing and the motive thereof are still unclear.

The police did a trace evidence investigation in the home. 

Police
Dec 26 '16 13:40

A 47-year-old man was killed when a car hit him as he was crossing the street at a pedestrian crossing in Amsterdam-Noord during the early hours of Monday morning, the police said on Monday.

According to the police, it seems that the 59-year-old driver of the car did not see the victim. He was taken in for questioning.

The accident happened on Wekrtuigstraat. The victim died a short time later in hospital. 

Dec 26 '16 11:20

Three young men from Hoogezand-Sappemeer in Groningen were killed in a car accident in Groningen on Christmas eve. Their football clubs HS'88 and vv Froombosch opened their doors to family and friends for a vigil on Sunday. They also opened a condolence register, NOS reports.

Niels Wienburg, missing from Culemborg since 19 Nov 2016
Dec 26 '16 10:41

The body of autistic Niels Wienberg was found in the Lek river near Culemborg on Friday. His identity was confirmed on Saturday. The 18-year-old  on November 19th.

Niels Wienberg left his home, without his medication, early on November 19th. He was last spotted on the train station in Culemborg. Some witnesses reported seeing him at Utrecht station.

Dec 26 '16 10:26

Fireworks hotline vuurwerkoverlast.nl received over 7 thousand fireworks complaints since it opened on Saturday. This is the 5th year the hotline is active over the Christmas and New Year's holiday season.

Most of the complaints involved problems caused by firework bombs, the hotline said on Monday, according to the Telegraaf. Complaints about "irritating supermarket fireworks" came in second place.

Police uniform
Dec 26 '16 10:10

Two homes in Almere were damaged by explosions on Saturday night. The police believe that vandals with fireworks are behind the damage, AD reports.

Both explosions happened early in the night on Lieven de Keystraat. The police believe that someone stuck a firework on the front window of one of the homes. The window was completely destroyed. Fireworks were also thrown throuhg the letter box.

A window was also damaged at the second home. No one was injured. The police are investigating.

 

Dec 26 '16 08:11

The Public Prosecutor is paying extra attention to discrimination on social media with the elections coming up on March 15th, chief prosecutor Theo Hofstee said in an interview with AT5. He wants quick action if someone is insulted or discriminated against.

Jdesse Boerenveen
Dec 23 '16 14:30

A dead man found in the Almere Haven on Thursday was identified as 40 year old Jdesse Boerenveen, who had been missing since December 1st. It is believed that he was in debt to drug pushers and that they kidnapped him, Het Parool reports.

According to the newspaper, Boerenveen was held in a garage in Wormerveer after his disappearance. A video surfaced of a man and a woman beating him and demanding money from him. On the video the woman can be heard shouting: "Where is my money, dirty crook. You're going nowhere. You are trapped in a dungeon with a few Moroccans at home."

Dec 23 '16 12:45

A motorcycle police officer accused of of knocking over a scooter rider, seriously injuring him, was acquitted of attempted manslaughter. The Eindhoven cop was found guilty of inflicting grievous bodily harm and sentenced to 100 hours of community service, Omroep Brabant reports.

The Public Prosecutor demanded 120 hours of community service, one day in prison and a 29 day suspended prison sentence. According to the Public Prosecutor, the 43-year-old cop took a massive risk when he pushed the suspect over while the scooter was in motion.

Police
Dec 23 '16 12:10

Left-wing site Indymedia targeted Rotterdam police officers involved in the in November in a kind of parody of the game Pokemon Go. The "game", called Poke-A-Cop, includes close up photos of the police officers as well as a description of their role in the arrests.

Dec 23 '16 10:50

Last year Dutch sports federation NOC*NSF received 215 reports of sexual abuse from athletes. "Every case of sexual abuse is one too many", Minister Edith Schippers of Sports said about the figure, RTL Nieuws reports.

Athletes can report any form of unacceptable behavior, such as abuse of power, doping, bribery and sexual abuse, at the NOC*NSF contact point. Last year there were 269 reports, 80 percent of which involved sexual abuse. 

Dec 23 '16 07:31

Sports federation NOC*NSF wants to launch a major investigation into sexual abuse in the sports world that will focus on the past 30 years, the Volkskrant reported on Friday. The aim is to find out whether there are abuse victims in the Netherlands that never came forward.

"It is important for sports to be familiar with its own history", NOC*NSF CEO Gerard Dielessen said to the Volkskrant. According to him, sexual abuse victims carry a massive burden. He believes this investigation can support abused athletes who want to come forward with their story.

DENK Sylvana Simons Kuzu
Dec 22 '16 10:59

The Public Prosecutor is prosecuting at least 10 people for discriminating against, or insulting politician Sylvana Simons, a spokesperson confirmed to NU.nl. Some are also being prosecuted for sedition. 

Dec 22 '16 10:30

While registering and identifying arriving asylum seekers with institutions like the IND, police, and COA goes well, too little time and equipment are available to properly identify and track down asylum seekers with terrorist plans, the Security and Justice Inspectorate says in a a report, NOS reports.

Dec 22 '16 10:00

During Christmas and New Year's insurance companies in the Netherlands receive on average double the number of claims as on ordinary days, according to figures from the Dutch Association of Insurers. However, for the third year in a row there was a decrease in the number of burglary claims last year, AD reports.

Last year there wre some 38 thousand burglaries across the country, compared to 45 thousand in 2014. That is a decrease of about 18 percent. Compared to 2013, the number of burglary claims submitted per day halved from 250 to 125. 

Alex Wiegmink, murdered in Posbank on 20 Jan 2003
Dec 22 '16 09:30

Alex Wiegmink was shot and killed on January 20th, 2003 because he t of stealing his car, The 44-year-old Wiegmink's family was not surprised by this confession.

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