Crime

PSV Eindhoven
May 31 '17 14:40

Football club PSV in Eindhoven is calling on all professional clubs in the Netherlands to open their own helpline where players and former players can report sexual abuse. Clubs need to do more to help the victims, PSV director Toon Gerbrands said to the Volkskrant.

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May 31 '17 13:55

Dutch man Aweys F. is in custody in London on suspicion of planning for a terrorist attack in the city. The 37-year-old man appeared in court on Wednesday, AD reports.

F. was arrested last week, about to board a flight to Istanbul. The British authorities believe that he was planning to join terrorist organization ISIS in Syria. The 37-year-old man has been living in the United Kingdom since 2013. He was born in Somalia, but has Dutch citizenship. In court he confirmed his name, but would say nothing else, according to the newspaper. 

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May 31 '17 10:41

While investigating a bribery scandal in the procurement of police and defense vehicles, the Public Prosecutor did not look into possible criminal action by then Defense Minister Henk Kamp, Nieuwsuur reports based on the criminal file. Lower level officials are facing criminal charges and were dismissed for similar actions, according to the news program.

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May 31 '17 09:04

The number of child pornography reports in the Netherlands is increasing enormously, AD reports based on the police's National Trend Report that will be published this week. The police expect to receive around 20 thousand child porn reports with a Dutch link this year, compared to 12 thousand last year. The report speaks of a "threat to Dutch society", according to the newspaper. 

Yvonne Snijter
May 31 '17 08:30

Dutch woman Yvonne Snijter is missing in Libya, according to numerous reports and calls for help from friends on social media. She was last seen on Friday in a cafe in the old part of the capital city of Tripoli. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is investigating, AD reports. 

According to Snijter's last tweet, on May 26th, she was heading out to get something to eat a few hours before Ramadan started. After that her usually active Twitter account falls silent. 

Police
May 31 '17 07:33

A man was killed while struggling with two armed men who entered his home in Landgraaf, Limburg during the early hours of Wednesday morning. He bled out after being stabbed. His girlfriend and three children were left unharmed, the police said in a statement.

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May 30 '17 16:30

A 79-year-old man shot his neighbor in the Rotterdam neighborhood of Charlois on Tuesday morning before turning the gun on himself. The 21-year-old woman is in critical condition. The elderly man died in hospital this afternoon, AD reports.

According to local residents, the two neighbors, who shared a porch, were in the midst of a quarrel. They were seen exchanging words around 8:30 a.m., witnesses told the newspaper. The man shot the young woman right in front of their homes and barricaded himself in his house.

Large stash of WWII munitions discovered in a shed on Paukeslag in Etten-Leur after it caught fire, 29 May 2017
May 30 '17 14:45

Etten-Leur residents were shaken by sudden explosions on Monday night when a shed containing a large collection of WWII munitions caught fire. The fire caused a number of the WWII items to blow up. The fire was extinguished and an Explosive Ordnance Disposal team is investigating, according to NU.nl.

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May 30 '17 13:00

Three men from Bergen op Zoom were arrested at the Lage Zwaluwe train station last week for trying to smuggle 24 kilograms of cocaine out of the country, the police said in a statement on Tuesday. They are also suspected of money laundering. The cocaine was found in suitcases hidden on a freight train headed for Milan, Italy.

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May 30 '17 12:25

A military truck driver was arrested after he crashed his truck into a traffic jam on the A7 near Middenmeer on Monday afternoon. One person was killed and another was wounded in the accident, RTL Nieuws reports.

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May 30 '17 11:09

Detectives are looking for at least two offenders in a shooting incident that left one man dead in the Rotterdam neighborhood of Ommoord on Sunday night. The police identified the victim as a 21-year-old man from Zoetermeer. On social media friends and acquaintances identify him by

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May 30 '17 10:25

A woman and a man were injured in two separate shootings in Rotterdam on Monday night and Tuesday morning. On Sunday night another man was killed in a shooting in the city. 

First responders were dispatched to a shooting incident on Wolphaertsbocht in Charlois around 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday, where a critically injured woman was found. Air ambulance crews were dispatched and te police closed the street. The police are investigating what exactly happened.

Police reconstruction of attempted bombing on crime writer Martin Kok's car in Amsterdam on 2 July 2016
May 30 '17 10:17

If bystanders hadn't noticed something strange underneath crime writer Martin Kok's car on Amsteldijk in Amsterdam on July 2nd last year, many people may have been hurt. The explosive planted under the car had the strength of about 40 hand grenades, the police said on Tuesday after doing a reconstruction of the explosion that may have happened.

May 30 '17 09:07

Relatives of killed Moluccan train hijackers received transcriptions of sound recordings made when soldiers stormed the . A number of soldiers were carrying recording equipment, intended for training purposes. The Netherlands Forensic Institute transcribed the recordings after the court ordered this done, NOS reports.

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May 29 '17 17:05

People on social media identified the man who was killed in a shooting in Rotterdam on Sunday night as screen name Parsa010, AD reports. The police haven't confirmed his identity yet, but there are many posts about his death on Instagram, Facebook and other social media platforms.

Boys arrested in Zoetermeer for scaring motorists with fake guns and Guy Fawkes masks, 28 May 2017
May 29 '17 16:30

The police in Zoetermeer arrested two boys on Sunday evening for scaring a number of motorists by shooting at them with fake, but real looking, guns, the police said on Twitter.

The two were wearing Guy Fawkes masks, currently better known as Anonymous masks. From a moving car on Bredewater, they pointed and "shot" at other motorists with fake automatic firearms. 

Both boys were are in custody. 

Fire at waste management company Icova in Amsterdam's Westelijk Havengebied, 27 May 2017
May 29 '17 15:20

The police are investigating whether arson was involved in a large fire that started at waste disposal company Icova in Amsterdam's Westelijk Havengebied on Saturday, RTL Nieuws reports. 

The fire started around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and was still not completely extinguished by noon on Monday. The pontoon between Hemkade and Nieuwe Hemweg was unable to sail for several hours on Monday morning due to smoke. Nieuwe Hemweg itself was also closed for several hours.

Ambulance
May 29 '17 08:51

A 14-year-old boy from Helmond was killed when he was hit by a jet-ski on the Maas river near Well on Saturday afternoon. A 26-year-old man from Zaltbommel was arrested and was still in custody by Sunday evening, the police said in a statement. 

The boy disappeared under water around 5:00 p.m. Bystanders report seeing the boy jumping from a boat and then being hit by a jet-ski. 

Crime scene tape
May 29 '17 08:23

A man was shot and killed while barbecuing with friends in a garden on Paardebloem in Rotterdam-Ommoord on Sunday night. A man in a hoody walked past and shot him, according to eye witnesses. The gunman is still at large, AD reports.

The victim was barbecuing with three friends to celebrate iftar - the breaking of the fast during Ramadan, according to the newspaper. 

According to an eyewitness, the shooting happened very quickly. "In ten seconds it was done", he said to AD. "I immediately thought: he's dead."

Bouke Arends
May 29 '17 07:58

The Dutc Aldermen's Association is calling for harsher action against people who intimidate politicians in the Netherlands following revelations that Emmen's deputy mayor Bouke Arends had to go into hiding abroad due to threats on his life. Threats against politicians are "the order of the day", Jeroen van Gool of the Association said to the Telegraaf.

Tired cyclist decides to complete his trip on a stolen tractor, with his bike tied to it, Boekel 26 May 2017
May 26 '17 16:10

A tired cyclist in Boekel came up with the brilliant solution to make the rest of his way home on a stolen tractor. His plan did not work out that great for him - the police caught him a short time later, with his bicycle tied onto the stolen tractor.

This all happened during the early hours of Friday morning, according to the Boekel police on Facebook. "The result is that the man with this 'genius' idea spent the night with us", the police wrote.

The tractor was returned to its owner. 

May 26 '17 15:00

Belgian customs officers seized nearly 90 million cigarettes in the port of Antwerp last week - one of the largest ever in the port. The shipment came from the Egyptian port of Said and was destined for a company in the Netherlands, ANP reports.

Belgian Minister of Finance Johan van Overtveldt congratulated all involved in this record bust. "The fight against illegal products and fraud is high on the agenda, and we can see that in the results."

The cigarettes involved are so-called Cheap White cigarettes of brands not registered in Belgium. 

Krischan Fischer, escaped from a psych clinic in Bedburg-Hau in Germany, just across the border with Nijmegen, 25 May 2017
May 26 '17 13:15

A dangerous and potentially armed man escaped from a psychiatric facility in Germany, just across the border rom Nijmegen, on Thursday, the police in Kleve, Germany warned on Friday. Sources in the institution describe Krischan Fischer as unpredictable and dangerous, ANP reports.

The 35-year-old man attacked another detainee and two employees in the LVR clinic in Bedburg-Hau on Thursday evening, according to the Gelderlander. He then escaped by climbing over a four meter high wall. 

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May 26 '17 12:40

From July 1st a new law will be implemented in the Netherlands that will allow the Dutch police to use saliva tests to check whether motorists are under the influence of drugs. The police will use the saliva test to quickly check for drug use, after which a proper blood test will be done which will be checked by the Netherlands Forensic Institute, RTL Nieuws reports.

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