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Alex Wiegmink, murdered in Posbank on 20 Jan 2003
May 25 '17 10:30

The Public Prosecutor demanded 13 years in prison against suspects Frank S. and Souris R. for the murder of Alex Wiegmink over 14 years ago. The suspects were also charged with hiding Wiegmink's body, but that charge was dropped because its statute of limitations was reached, NOS reports. 

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May 23 '17 16:20

The police arrested a Limburg bailiff on Monday for telling women that if they have sex with him, he would wipe out their debts. A total of 11 women pressed charges against the man, AD reports.

The Public Prosecutor and police have been. The authorities believe that he's been sexually harassing women in this way since 2001. 

Nicky Verstappen, murdered at age 11 in Brunssum in August 1998
May 23 '17 15:45

The Public Prosecutor is launching a massive DNA kinship investigation in an ultimate effort to find out who murdered 11-year-old Nicky Verstappen from Heibloem in 1998, Prosecutor Roger Bos announced in a press conference in Maastricht on Tuesday. The magistrate gave permission for DNA samples to be taken from 15 thousand men, AD reports.

Nicky Verstappen was found murdered one day after he disappeared from a summer camp on Brunssummerheide in August 1998. His body was found over a kilometer from the camp. The perpetrator was never found.

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May 23 '17 12:50

The Public Prosecutor demanded 120 hours of community services against three swim coaches and two teachers suspected of death through negligence in the . The Syrian girl drowned after a swimming lesson in t' Gastland swimming pool in September, just months after she and her family arrived in the Netherlands, AD reports.

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May 22 '17 16:55

Henk K., a father of 19 kids from Bunschoten, denies all. According to him, his "unscrupulous, lying and labile" children made up the abuse claims to get back at him for charging them with theft from their parental home, the 58-year-old man said in a pro-forma hearing in the court of Utrecht on Monday, according to AD reporter Marco Willemse tweeting from the courtroom.

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May 22 '17 08:53

The Public Prosecutor in Amsterdam is investigating a student being assaulted during hazing at the Amsterdam student association A.S.C./A.V.S.V., a spokesperson for the Amsterdam prosecution office confirmed to NRC. The aspiring Atomos member was left with several injuries, including a lost tooth.

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May 22 '17 08:27

Three employees of a swimming pool in Rhenen and two primary school teachers are facing court on Monday in connection with the during a school swimming lesson. All of death through negligence.

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May 16 '17 17:55

The Public Prosecutor ordered the arrest of 22-year-old Adam V.B. on Tuesday in order to make certain that he attends his trial in the court of Zwolle on Wednesday. V.B. is accused of raping a 12-year-old girl on a train and the possession of child pornography. The Spanish man escaped trial twice before by not appearing in the courtroom, AD reports.

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May 16 '17 14:25

There will be no new investigation or prosecution in the explosion of a hand grenade in a Dutch army vehicle in Afghanistan in 2010, the Public Prosecutor announced. An analysis by the Koninklijke Marechaussee - a policing force that works as part of the Dutch military - did not reveal any new facts, the Telegraaf 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."

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May 15 '17 15:10

A 24-year-old member of Groningen student association will be prosecuted for , the Public prosecutor announced. The suspect gave a prospective Vindicat member a brain injury by standing on his head during hazing in August last year, AD reports.

Feyenoord wins the Eredivisie title for the first time in 18 years, 14 May 2017
May 15 '17 07:44

A total of 76 people were arrested in Rotterdam after Feyenoord beat Heracles Almelo 3-1 on Sunday and thereby became the national champions for the first time in 18 years. According to the police, there were "no major incidents'' during the celebrations. Feyenoord will be officially congratulated and honored in a ceremony on Coolsingel around noon on Monday.

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May 12 '17 12:20

Hans V., former principal of Amsterdam school 4e Gymnasium, is in court on Friday facing charges of possession of large amounts of child pornography. According to the Public Prosecutor, V. photoshopped footage of his students onto existing pornography, thereby creating new material. The footage of his students he got by secretly making recordings in the school corridors and classrooms, Het Parool reports.

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May 11 '17 15:40

The police are struggling with witnesses that are too scared to give a statement in the investigation into the Haarlem chapter of the Hells Angels, prosecutor Jesse van der Putte said during a pro-forma hearing in the case against Hells Angels leader Lysander de R. on Thursday, the Telegraaf reports.

Some 100,000 people were in Rotterdam to watch the Feyenoord vs Excelsior Eredivisie match, 7 May 2017
May 10 '17 16:20

The Public Prosecutor wants to keep 30 men and boys arrested during the riots that broke out after Feyenoord lost to Excelsior on Sunday, in custody for another two weeks. Should the Prosecutor get his way, they will miss Feyenoord's last chance of winning the Dutch title in a match against Heracles this coming Sunday, RTL Nieuws reports.

The suspects are between the ages of 14 and 45. They are all suspected of throwing fireworks, stones or whatever they had to hand at police officers in Rotterdam following the Feyenoord-Excelsior match. 

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May 10 '17 15:45

The Public Prosecutor will not prosecute three commando soldiers involved in theThe soldiers were wrongly suspected of death by negligence and the cases against them were dropped, the Prosecutor announced on Wednesday, ANP reports.

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May 10 '17 14:35

The trial against former police officer suspected of selling police information to criminals, was delayed until at least December so that other witnesses can be questioned. In court on Tuesday M. said that he searched the police database as a "hobby", though refused to explain how the data he searched for ended up in criminal hands. He also claims that the police lured him into a trap when he was arrested, the Volkskrant reports

Man arrested for taking the Klarendal district center in Arnhem hostage, 3 May 2017
May 9 '17 13:10

The 57-year-old man who for several hours in Arnhem last week, has a deep resentment towards the government, the Public Prosecutor announced based on the initial results of the investigation against him. Why he is angry at the government was not revealed, ANP reports.

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May 9 '17 08:29

After , the trial against tennis coach Mark de J. for the started in the court in Utrecht on Monday. Several details about the business man's murder were revealed in court, including that De J.

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May 5 '17 08:08

The Public Prosecutor demanded 3 years in prison against two men accused of blackmailing 32 men with sex tapes. According to the Prosecutor, the suspects secretly recorded their victims, who believed they were having webcam-sex with a woman through a dating site, AD reports.

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May 4 '17 18:00

An asylum seeker living in the Netherlands was convicted of in Kampen, a panel of judges in Zwolle, Overijssel ruled on Thursday. The Sudanese-born man, Samuel T., was sentenced to 12 years in prison for the attack in the early morning hours of September 4, 2016. During the trial, T., 33, said he would accept any punishment and was not planning an appeal.

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May 4 '17 14:15

A 58-year-old man from Schiedam n Rotterdam over 25 years ago, denies having any involvement in their deaths, the Telegraaf reports.

Man arrested for taking the Klarendal district center in Arnhem hostage, 3 May 2017
May 4 '17 07:52

Two people were held hostage in a standoff that ended in a man dressed only in his underpants being arrested in Arnhem on Wednesday afternoon, the Arnhem mayor, police and Public Prosecutor said in a press conference. The man was in possession of a fake firearm, a fake bomb vest and several knives, NOS reports.

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May 3 '17 15:20

A police officer who shot a knife-wielding suspect on Hoofdstraat in Apeldoorn on Christmas Eve, will not be prosecuted. The Public Prosecutor concluded that the officer's actions were justified, following an investigation by the Rijksrecherche - the department that handles internal investigations at the police, De Stentor reports.

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