Woman beaten to death after man slashes prostitute's throat

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Two violent incidents in Leeuwarden on Monday afternoon left one woman badly injured and another woman dead. One man, a 38-year-old former psychiatric patient, has turned himself into the police in connection with both incidents.

The first incident happened around 4:30 p.m. in a building on Weaze, Leeuwarden's red light district. The man entered the Moulin Rouge brothel and slit a young Bulgarian prostitutes throat after a struggle, newspaper AD reports. According to the police, the woman was taken to the hospital.

Some 45 minutes later a middle-aged woman was beaten to death on Oude Lune. Witnesses told the newspaper that they saw a man beat her on the head with a bottle several times. Emergency services tried to save the woman's life, but their efforts were in vain and she died at the scene.

The 38-year -old man turned himself in later that afternoon at a police station, just a few hundred meters from where the second victim was killed. He is in custody. The Leeuwarden police have placed a call for witnesses of both incidents to come forward on their Facebook page.

At this stage the police have not released any information regarding the identity or age of the victims.

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