PVV leader Geert Wilders is resuming his party's public campaign for the upcoming parliamentary elections. "We are going into the country", he said on Wednesday, RTL Nieuws reports.
Grotius College in Heerlen held a memorial for 15-year-old student Tharukshan Selvam on Friday morning. The bullied Sri Lankan boy committed suicide last weekend.
Hundreds of students attended the memorial, according to newspaper AD. Students were given the chance to sing songs and read quotes or poems. Afterwards white balloons with messages to Tharukshan were released into the air.
A suspicious package delivered to the Heerlen town hall on December 21st contained explosive TNT, lawyer Sjanneke de Crom confirmed on behalf of the suspect she represents. The letter bomb was addressed to Heerlen mayor Ralf Kerwinkel. It ad no detonater, but did contain demands that the mayor pay 1 million euros or a bomb would go off at a later date, AD reports.
The Heerlen police arranged extra protection for the Grotius College and its school grounds. The College's director, teachers and students received threats in response to the suicide of 15-year-old student Tharukshan Selvam on Sunday, AD reports.
On Tuesday the police in Zuid-Limburg arrested 14 people on suspicion of involvement in dozens of crimes including car thefts, burglaries, ram raids, handling stolen goods and money laundering. According to the police, all 14 suspects no each other and the crimes were committed by varying smaller groups made up of the various suspects. Most of the crimes were committed in Limburg and across the border in Germany and Belgium in 2016.
School organization LVO Parkstad is launching a full investigation into the suicide of 15-year-old student Tharukshan Selvam over the weekend, chairman of the organization Frank Schings said to 1Limburg.
A 15-year-old Sri Lankan boy from Heerlen committed suicide on Sunday. According to a message his family posted on Facebook, young Tharukshan Selvam could no longer take the racial abuse, extortion, bullying and harassment on social media accounts from his classmates.
A police officer from Schinnen is being prosecuted for sexually abusing an underage girl, the Public Prosecutor confirmed to L1. The police officer was suspended by the police department in Heerlen early in November.
According to Limburg media, the police officer is suspected of sexually abusing a girl he met at a youth welfare club in Schinnen. Both the cop and the underage girl volunteered at youth club Jongeren Intiatief Schinnen.
A suspicious package left at the Heerlen city hall last week Wednesday contained a threatening letter addressed to th city's mayor Ralf Krewinkel, according to lawyer Sjanneke de Crom, ANP reports.
De Crom represents the person suspected of leaving the package. He was arrested on Thursday and released again on Tuesday. He remains a suspect.
The package was discovered during a city council meeting on Wednesday evening last week. Everyone was evacuated from the building and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team was called to investigate.
The police arrested five people in Beek, Limburg on Sunday afternoon. They kidnapped a baby in a violent home invasion in Heerlen earlier that day
Heerlen councilor Christian Petermann was convicted for insulting the Public Prosecution Service and prosecutor Anja Janssen-De Boer by calling her a Nazi on Twitter. On Monday the court in Maastricht fined Petermann 500 euros, 250 euros of which are conditionally suspended
The Public Prosecutor demanded 40 hours of community service against Heerlen city councilor Christian Petermann for a post on Twitter in which he compares prosecutor Anja Janssen-De Boer to a Nazi
Two police officers in Limburg were arrested on Monday on suspicion of leaking confidential information, the Public Prosecutor and Limburg police announced in a joint statement. Another four suspects were arrested on suspicion of involvement in this case.
The police arrested a total of eight people on Monday in the investigation into the assassination of Sven Prince in Heerlen last year. Three of these detainees are suspected of involvement in the assassination, one of violating the weapons and ammunition act and the other four were found with narcotics during home searches, the police said in a statement.
Care agencies did not do enough to intervene in a Heerlen family in which a 7-year-old boy was strangled to death by his mother, according to a report by the joint state inspections on the incident
Amsterdam is the nicest city to live in the Netherlands and has been for the past decade, according to the Atlas for Municipalities. Emmen is the worst
The Dutch tax investigation service FIOD raided ten locations in an international fraud investigation involving six Dutch companies on Wednesday, the Public Prosecutor announced.
An accident caused by a wrong-way driver on the A79 last week, claimed its third victim. A 3-year-old boy who was seriously hurt in the accident, passed away of his injuries
Two people were killed in a head-on collision on the A79 between Maastricht and Heerlen on Friday. The accident was caused by a person driving on the wrong side of the highway. Three people were seriously injured and taken to the hospital, according to the police.
Ninety percent of Dutch municipalities noticed an increase in reports about disturbed people over the past five years. In 140 municipalities, the number of reports doubled between 2011 and 2015, according to figures NU received from the police.
An increasing number of children in the Netherlands are growing up in a family that needs welfare benefits to get by. Last year nearly 223 thousand children, 6.5 percent of all the kids in the country, were living in a welfare family, compared to 5.2 percent last year.
The two men who were arrested in Susteren on Monday, were arrested on suspicion of threatening to commit a terrorist offense, according to the Public Prosecutor. The magistrate extended their custody by 14 days
Three suspects were arrested near the Dutch border with Germany in connection with the investigation into the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday night. The three suspects were taken into custody at an employment office in Alsdorf, about seven kilometers away from Kerkrade
The 75-year-old legend John Cleese has announced that he will be putting five stops in the Netherlands as part of his, “The Last Time To See Me Before I Die” tour. The comedian/writer/actor/director will be telling anecdotes about his career and personal life, and audience members will have the opportunity to ask him questions as well.