Again gay violence in Vondelpark

Another serious assault occurred in the Vondelpark on Sunday October 20. The incident happened at the meeting place for men in the rose garden, reported the police.A 45-year-old man sustained a serious head injury. The victim was looking for sex and made contact with two men Sunday night . Afterwards one of the two men suddenly asked for money. When the victim refused to pay, the suspects assaulted him.


An alert witness separated the fighting men and fled with the victim in the direction of the Amstelveenseweg. The research team of the police is looking for people who have seen something that night.

The victim spoke English with the men. The defendants have a normal build and are between 20 and 30 years old. A striking detail was a belt with a leather chain attached, and metal rings, of about one meter long. Also one of the suspects wore black shoes with fluorescent green accents.

On September 15, there was another serious violent incident in the Vondelpark, involving a 55-year-old man, who was stabbed fifteen times in the face, hands and back. At the moment the crimes don't appear to be connected, according to the police.