Rotterdam

Arrest
Jun 23 '17 15:30

The police made three new arrests in the investigation into the kidnapping of a 37-year-old Rotterdam man in Amstelveen in March. They will be arraigned on Friday, AT5 reports.

Rotterdam
Jun 23 '17 14:10

Rotterdam investor Keadyn pushed 4.5 million euros into creating an "incubator" for technology startups. The concept is called 42workspace and is set to open its doors in the center of Rotterdam next week. A few other investors are also involved in this project, NU.nl reports.

Police
Jun 21 '17 11:01

Police officers in Rotterdam, Amersfoort in Zwolle participating in an experiment in arming police officers with tasers, are satisfied with the weapon in general. Since the experiment was launched in February, the nearly 300 officers armed with electric shock weapons used the tasers on suspects 34 times and threatened them with it another 78 times, the police said in a statement on Tuesday. 

Looking for a job
Jun 20 '17 17:20

Rotterdam helped 12 thousand unemployed people back to work six months before the city's self-set deadline to do so, Rotterdam alderman Maarten Struijvenberg announced. "The objective of our college was to achieve this result in four years. We did it six months earlier", he said on Tuesday, AD reports.

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Jun 14 '17 17:00

Biko M. was found guilty of murdering newspaper delivery woman Anita van Dijk in Rotterdam last year. The court sentenced him to 10 years in prison and institutionalized psychiatric care on Wednesday. The sentence is equal to the Public Prosecutor's demand, AD reports.

Kudu attacks giraffe at Rotterdam Zoo, 13 Jun 2017
Jun 14 '17 13:40

Rotterdam zoo visitors got a quite unusual show on Tuesday. A kudu - a type of antelope - attacked a giraffe. Videos of the attack show the kudu pushing the much larger giraffe over several times. The giraffe finally managed to rejoin the group of other giraffes, after which the kudu backed off.

The strange attack was witnessed by a large number of zoo visitors, according to RTV Rijnmond. A number of them filmed the kudu attack and posted it online.

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Jun 13 '17 11:15

The Rotterdam police arrested suspected jihadist Mounir E. before the Rotterdam marathon in April and kept him in custody until the marathon weekend was over, a spokesperson for the Rotterdam police confirmed to NU.nl.

According to the spokesperson, there were suspicions that the 34-year-old man from Spijkenisse was planning an attack. This was partly based on statements from employees of the municipal transport company RET, who overheard him saying that "something beautiful will happen at the marathon: boom!", according to the newspaper.

Jun 12 '17 14:00

Political party Leefbaar Rotterdam plans to give some 40 thousand employed Rotterdam residents with a low income a 'work bonus' of 50 euros. A number of other parties in the city are critical of the plan, calling it an election stunt and stigmatizing to people living on welfare, NOS reports.

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Jun 8 '17 15:05

The municipality of Rotterdam is making sexual harassment of women on the street a punishable offense. The city's General Local Regulation was adjusted so that anyone who cat calls, follows, asks for sex or bothers a woman in any way, will face a fine of up to 4,100 euros or up to three months in jail. This takes effect on January 1st, Security alderman Joost Eerdmans announced, RTL Nieuws reports.

Police guard in a detention center
Jun 8 '17 10:55

The police arrested a total of five teenagers, four girls and a boy, for at least two separate assaults on the Schouwburgplein in Rotterdam last week. The group of teens, 13, 14 and 15 years old, attacked a lesbian couple on Tuesday May 30th and another victim the following day, the police said in a statement.

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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.

Rotterdam
Jun 7 '17 11:31

Rotterdam is catching up to Amsterdam as the most popular city in the Netherlands. The Maas city moved from 6th place to 2nd place, close behind Amsterdam, on the fourth edition of the Cities & Regions Brand Research ranking, AD reports. The ranking is a collaboration project by Hendrik Beerda Brand Consultancy and the University of Utrecht. 

Mosquito (Source: Wikimedia/JJ Harrison)
Jun 6 '17 16:05

The Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen is teaming up with Erasmus MC and the Haven hospital in Rotterdam for an experiment in using a parasite found in mice for a new malaria vaccine for humans. The first three volunteers were given a genetically modified rodent malaria as vaccine on Tuesday, the Telegraaf reports. 

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Jun 2 '17 12:10

On Thursday the court in Rotterdam sentenced 15-year-old twins and their 16-year-old friend to juvenile detention for gang raping, assaulting and robbing a 35-year-old woman in Schiedam in November last year, AD reports.

Police guard in a detention center
Jun 1 '17 16:30

A 30-year-old man from Nijkerk who early this year, died because of cocaine poisoning, according to the final autopsy report by the Netherlands Forensic Institute. Forensic scientists found no other reason for Bertus de Man's death, the Public Prosecutor said in a statement on Thursday.

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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.

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Jun 1 '17 08:56

A 40-year-old man died in Rotterdam early Wednesday morning after being arrested by the police. The healthcare institution where the man was housed had called the police because he was causing problems there, a police report said.. When the police arrived at the facility, staff already had the man under control, Dutch authorities claimed.

His condition worsened shortly after the police cuffed him and took him away. The officers then tried to resuscitate the man and he was rushed to the hospital, where he died at about 1 a.m.

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

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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.

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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.

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."

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May 24 '17 18:20

An appellate court in the Netherlands ordered Google to enforce an attorney's demand that web pages detailing his criminal conviction be blocked from appearing in search engine results. Tuesday's decision by the court in Den Haag upheld an earlier ruling by a lower court in Rotterdam, with the decision suggesting the European Union's "Right to be Forgotten" puts the man's privacy above the public interest because he is not a public figure, according to Nu.nl

Rotterdam campaign against forced marriages
May 24 '17 16:00

Rotterdam launched a campaign against forced marriages on Wednesday. The campaign consists of a number of posters of all kinds of people kissing, with a simple message: In the Netherlands you choose your own partner. 

Leefbaar Rotterdam alderman Ronald Schneider hung the first poster on Wednesday. "I live in Rotterdam-Zuid, where I sometimes see couples secretly holding hands against the quay wall", he said to RTV Rijnmond. "This is the Netherlands in 2017. It can not be that a girl and a boy of around 20 should still secretly hold each others and?"

Eurostar train at St Pancras in London
May 24 '17 09:51

Eurostar plans to have a direct train connection between Amsterdam, Rotterdam and London before Christmas, the tranist company announced The trip between Rotterdam and St. Pancras station will take only 3 hours and 15 minutes, and from Amsterdam to St. Pancras will take 4 hours. There will be no stop at Schiphol for the time being, AD reports.

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