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A sea of flowers left outside murdered Savannah Dekker's school after a silent march in honor of the 14-year-old girl, 8 Jun 2017
Jun 9 '17 08:11

Many thousands of people flocked to Bunschoten on Thursday evening to take part in a silent march for murdered 14-year-old. Savannah's family members did not join the march, because they did not feel emotionally up to it, Bunschoten Mayor Melis vn de Groep said. "Our togetherness is for the family a great hung from our loving community. Savannah always greeted everyone with a hug", he said before the march began, NU.nl reports.

Savannah Dekker, missing in Bunschoten since 1 Jun 2017
Jun 9 '17 07:42

More people may be involved in the disappearance and death of 14-year-old from Bunschoten, head prosecutor in Midden-Nederland Jet Hoogendijk said in television program Jinek. A for the girl's death was remanded into custody for another 14 days on Thursday.

Dutch police Arrest team
Jun 8 '17 15:40

The Amsterdam police foiled an assassination plot last week by arresting two suspects in Almere on their way to commit murder, the police said in a statement. The suspects were arrested in a car with stolen registration plates on the Hogering in Almere at around 10:45 p.m. on Thursday, June 1st.

A police officer aiming his service weapon
Jun 8 '17 07:56

The police shot a knife waving man in the leg on Vredensestraat in Winterswijk on Wednesday afternoon. He sustained minor injuries and was treated in hospital before being arrested. Witnesses report hearing 10 shots fired, the Gelderlander reports.

The man has been in contact with the police in the past. Several police officers responded to a report of him threatening to stab someone in a pharmacy on the street at around 1:00 p.m. "Officers tried to disable the man with pepper spray, but due to the extreme wind, it had no affect", the police said in a statement. 

Crime scene tape
Jun 8 '17 07:36

The maimed body of a 21-year-old man was found in Wageningen on Wednesday afternoon. He was killed in a crime, the police confirmed. One suspect, also a 21-year-old man, was arrested. 

Romy Nieuwburg, 14, found killed in a watery ditch in Achterveld, Utrecht on 2 June 2017
Jun 7 '17 15:05

A in connection with the death of from Hoevelaken, is suspected of sexually assaulting and killing the 14-year-old girl on Friday. The boy from Lunteren will be arraigned on Thursday, the Public Prosecutor announced on Wednesday, AD reports.

Abdoe Khoulani
Jun 7 '17 08:48

The Hague politician Abdoe Khoulani is under fire from Jewish interest organization CJO and from other politicians for statements he made. He called a group of Israeli students "future child killers and Zionist terrorists in the making" on social media and called a female colleague a "blonde bitch", AD reports.

Ecstasy
Jun 7 '17 08:17

Young people in the Netherlands use more drugs than their counterparts in other European cities, according to an annual report by the European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA). In the age group 15 to 34 years, Dutch were on the top of the list when it comes to ecstasy use in 2015, NOS reports.

A massive 6.6 percent of Dutch in that age group use ecstasy. Ireland comes in a far second place with 4.4 percent. The European average is 1.8 percent.

Ditch in which Savannah Dekker's body was found, on industrial terrain De Kronkels in Bunschoten, 4 May 2017
Jun 7 '17 07:51

The police are looking for witnesses in the investigation into 14-year-old Savannah Dekker's death in Bunschoten. The girl was found killed in a ditch on an industrial terrain in Bunschoten on Thursday. Investigators specifically want to talk to anyone who saw Savannah on her bicycle after she disappeared from home on Thursday, June 1st, the police said on Opsoring Verzocht on Tuesday. The bicycle was found the same day in nearby Hoogland. 

Tourists walk through light morning rain on their way to Amsterdam Centraal, 6 Jun 2017
Jun 6 '17 08:06

A stormy afternoon is ahead for the Netherlands today. Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow weather warning, warning of thunderstorms and strong winds starting along the southwestern coast around noon. 

Not all of the Netherlands will contend with both storms and winds, some provinces can look forward to only thunderstorms and others to only wind. Either way, the weather is expected to be unpleasant.

Police guard in a detention center
Jun 6 '17 07:43

 knew the boy the police . The two 14-year-olds met each other through friends about two years ago, AD reports. The boy, who was arrested on Monday, lives on a farm in Lunteren, according to the newspaper.

Crime scene tape
Jun 5 '17 16:20

Savannah Dekker knew the 1 through social media, Bunschoten mayor Melis van de Groep said on Radio 1 Journaal. The police confirmed that both Savannah and Romy Nieuwburg were killed in crimes, though so far the cases seem to be unrelated, according to the news program.

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 5 '17 12:04

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. 

Romy Nieuwburg, 14, found killed in a watery ditch in Achterveld, Utrecht on 2 June 2017
Jun 5 '17 09:21

Fourteen year old Romy Nieuwburg from Hoevelaken, who was, 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.

Police officers on the street
Jun 5 '17 08:27

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.

Savannah Dekker, found killed in Bunschoten on 4 June 2017
Jun 5 '17 07:56

The body ofwas found on industrial terrain De Kronkels in her hometown of Bunschoten on Sunday.

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Jun 3 '17 13:40

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.

Geert Wilders surrounded by bodyguards, Spijkenesse Feb 2017
Jun 2 '17 08:42

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. 

Replacement bus returns 50 kids to Strabrecht College in Geldorp after they were involved in a bus accident in France early that morning, 1 June 2017
Jun 2 '17 08:15

All 50 Dutch kids on the A6 in northern France on Thursday morning, are back home. They arrived at the Strabrecht College in Geldorp around 8:30 p.m. Four teachers are , three for observation.

Donald Trump
Jun 2 '17 07:54

The United States is pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement, president Donald Trump announced in a statement at the White House on Thursday afternoon, local time. The Netherlands deplores this decision, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said in response. Our country and the rest of the world remains committed to battling climate change, he stressed. Foreign Affairs Minister Bert Koenders called Trump's decision a "cardinal error", Environment State Secretary Sharon Dijksma called it a "historic mistake".

Hospital room
Jun 1 '17 12:55

Eleven students and five teachers from the Strabrecht College in Geldorp were hospitalized after their school bus crashed into the back of a truck on the A16 between Duinkerken and Calais in France this morning, the school said in a on its website. The bus driver was critically injured and is in hospital in Lille. 

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Jun 1 '17 10:26

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.

2008 BMW M3 E92 in Dutch police livery
Jun 1 '17 08:30

Police across the Netherlands are still struggling with their vehicles' navigation system, according to a letter from Amsterdam police chief Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg which AD has in its possession. Many police cars can't be used because the navigation system often fails and contact with the control room is impossible through it. Police teams are squabbling over the cars and motorcycles that still work, according to the newspaper.

A Red Cross ambulance in France
Jun 1 '17 07:36

A Dutch school bus crashed into a truck on the A16 highway in Bourbourg, France on Thursday morning. The bus driver was rushed to the hospital in critical condition by helicopter. Sixteen kids and two adults were also injured. Two of them were taken to hospital, the others sustained minor injuries, according to NU.nl

The accident happened around 4:45 a.m. There were around 50 kids and six adults from the Strabrecht College in Geldorp on the bus. They were on their way to London for a school trip and left Geldorp around 1:00 a.m.

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