call for witnesses

Pieter and Tae Hoovers, found murdered in Amsterdam on 17 Jul 2017
Jul 19 '17 09:41

The police are looking for people who can shed some light on the On Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday, a spokesperson for the Amsterdam police urgently called on witnesses to come forward.

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Jul 17 '17 08:31

The police in Hulst, Zeeland are looking for a driver involved in a hit-and-run accident on Sunday morning in which a 64-year-old cyclist from Belgium was killed. The Belgian man's family was informed. 

The accident happened around 10:45 a.m on Zandstraat in Hulst. The car involved was a gray Opel Vectra with Dutch license plates. A broken mirror was left behind at the scene of the accident. 

The police call on the driver of the car to come forward. Witnesses, or anyone who spotted a grey Opel Vectra with a missing side mirror, are also asked to contact the police. 

Jelle Leemans, went missing after a drug transaction in Roosendaal in Nov 2013
Jul 13 '17 13:20

A Belgian mother is calling on people in the Netherlands to please help her find out what happened to her missing son, Jelle Leemans, who disappeared almost four years ago. The police believe that the Belgian man was killed, but his body has never been found. "I need to know what happened to him and where he is", the woman said in an emotional call on RTL Boulevard.

Man wanted for beating a woman in the face with a glass in a bar on Zeedijk in Amsterdam, 14 May 2017
Jul 13 '17 07:54

The Amsterdam police released footage of a fight in a bar on Zeedijk in which a young woman was brutally beaten in the face with a glass. The police hope that information from the public will help identify the man responsible.

The assault happened during the early morning hours of Sunday, May 14th. According to the police, the victim tried to calm down an argument between the man and another woman, but it escalated for unknown reason. 

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Jul 12 '17 08:39

The police are looking for witnesses to a shooting that left one man injured in an apartment building in Amstelveen on Wednesday morning. No arrests were made.

The shooting happened around 3:30 a.m. in the Ararat apartment building on In de Wolken in the Groenelaan neighborhood, according to RTV Amstelveen. The circumstances around the shooting are still unclear.

A trauma team responded to the scene and rushed the victim to hospital. The extent of his injuries was not revealed.

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Jul 10 '17 12:50

Parts of an explosive, believed to be a hand grenade, were found following an around 1:00 a.m. on Monday, the police said in a statement. The explosive was placed under a car parked on Reigersbergenstraat.

No one was injured in the blast, but various cars and homes on the street were damaged. The car under which the explosive was placed sustained severe damage.

ambulancebroeders-en-agent-bij-incident
Jul 10 '17 10:15

The police are looking for witnesses to a stabbing in Capelle aan den IJssel on Sunday night that left a 52-year-old man from Rotterdam critically injured. The victim was found near Ernst Barlachrade and was rushed to the hospital. "The situation is still unclear and the police would therefore like to talk to witnesses", the police said in a statement.

According to the police, the victim was stabbed in the back, possibly on Ernst Barlachrade. Around 9:00 p.m. a passerby found the critically injured man on Jachthoorn and called the emergency services. 

Police
Jul 10 '17 08:29

A body was found in a meadow in the Friesland village of De Westereen on Sunday morning. The victim was identified as 37-year-old Tjeerd van Seggeren from Kollumerzwaag. The police are still investigating, but the initial conclusion is that the man was killed in a crime.

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Jun 30 '17 13:20

A toddler was beaten in a seemingly random attack on a bus in Eindhoven two weeks ago, the police write on Facebook. A witness reported the incident. The police are examining footage of the incident and are looking for more witnesses.

According to the police, the incident happened on June 17th at around 7:45 p.m. on a line 4 bus traveling from the Eindhoven station to Heesterakker. 

No Surrender
Jun 29 '17 14:30

During an investigation into a No Surrender member being assaulted by other members of his club in Breda, the police found a photo of a man - blindfolded, gagged and tied to a radiator - on a confiscated phone. The police are still trying to identify this man and are asking the public for help, the Telegraaf reports.

MH17
Jun 28 '17 07:29

The team doing the criminal investigation into the downing of flight MH17 will start spreading videos in the Ukraine in an effort to convince witnesses to come forward. The videos consist of the relatives of MH17 victims talking about their loved ones, how they are missed and their sorrow, ANP reports.

According to the police, these videos' primary intent is to again draw attention to the investigation into the disaster. "As the years pass, people can still have important information", a police spokesperson said, according to the news wire. 

Crime scene tape
Jun 27 '17 10:04

The police responded to Scheldestraat in Breda on Monday afternoon after local residents reported a shooting outside the community center. Witnesses told BN De Stem that a man was shot in the leg and taken to hospital by ambulance, but so far the police could not confirm this.

The area around the community center was closed down for investigation. Police officers in bulletproof vests searched the area, according to the newspaper.

On Monday night the police still had no information about any victims. They call for witnesses to come forward on Twitter.

Police
Jun 19 '17 14:50

A gay couple was hospitalized after being injured in what the Amsterdam police is considering a hate crime. The two men were walking in the Damrak, in Amsterdam city center, when four men attacked them, the police said in a statement..

The attack happened during the early hours of Sunday morning. The police are certain that the couple was attacked due to their sexuality. 

Investigators are working on identifying the perpetrators based on footage from several surveillance cameras in the area. They call on witnesses to come forward.

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.

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Jun 7 '17 13:55

The police released surveillance camera footage of an in a Domino's Pizza on Kerstendijk in Rotterdam in April. The police are looking for all three robbers and call on anyone who recognizes them or has any information about their whereabouts to come forward.

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. 

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Jun 1 '17 11:05

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.

Crime scene tape
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

Esther Paul, found murdered on the shore of the Veluwemeer near Biddinguizen on 30 Apr 2017
May 24 '17 13:40

A body found was identified as 43-year-old Esther Paul from Almere, the police announced on Opsporing Verzoct on Tuesday. She was connected to the criminal world, related to cannabis in particular, but the police can't yet say whether her criminal past is connected to her murder, the Gelderlander reports.

Suspects sought for leaving a hand grenade in Cafe In The City on Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen in Amsterdam, 8 Feb 2017
May 17 '17 13:45

The police released footage of a man suspected of being responsible for a left in Amsterdam bar Cafe In The City in February, in the hopes that help from the public will lead to the suspect's identification. Since the footage was shown on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday, 22 tips were received, AT5 reports.

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May 16 '17 08:31

The investigation into the MH17 disaster is in a difficult phase and far from over, the Public Prosecutor wrote in a digital magazine meant to keep the victims' relatives informed about what is happening in the MH17 file. The investigators are having trouble getting data from the Ukrainian secret service and cooperation with Russia remains difficult, the Prosecutor wrote on Monday, RTL Nieuws reports.

The investigation is now in its "most difficult phase", the Prosecutor wrote. "Booking progress at this stage is much more difficult."

Johan van Boxtel, killed in Eindhoven on 7 May 2017
May 9 '17 09:48

The man on Sunday morning was identified as 32-year-old Johan van Boxtel. He had a criminal record and the police that this may have been a gang related shooting. The police are looking for more information about the victim's life and his whereabouts and activities on Saturday and the early hours of Sunday morning.

Two men wanted in Sydney, Australia in connection with the sexual assault of a Dutch woman at Sydney Harbour Bridge on 27 Apr 2017
May 8 '17 09:50

The Australian police released a photo of two men wanted in connection with the sexual assault of a 27-year-old Dutch woman on the Sydney Harbour Bridge late last month. The police only say that the pictured men could "assist with inquiries", so it is not clear whether they are suspects or possible witnesses.

ambulancebroeders-en-agent-bij-incident
May 3 '17 11:45

One person was seriously injured in a stabbing on Wijnesteinlaan in Hoograven, Utrecht on Wednesday morning. The victim was rushed to hospital by ambulance, according to AD.

The stabbing happened around 10:15 a.m. on the bicycle path between a school and the Marcuscentrum. An air ambulance and two regular ambulances responded to the scene. The victim was stabbed from behind, according to the newspaper. A bicycle believed to belong to the victim is still at the scene.

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