Leeuwarden man arrested for sexual assault on elderly woman

Arrest (Photo: Politie). (Arrest (Photo: Politie))

On Wednesday the police arrested a 39-year-old man from Leeuwarden for a "serious sexual offense" against an elderly woman in a seniors' apartment building on Europaplein, the police said in a statement.

What exactly happened is unclear. The police only say that they received a report that a woman of the building became victim of a violent incident. An ambulance rushed the 88-year-old woman to a hospital to be treated for unspecified injuries.

The police immediately launched a large investigation, which led to the arrest of the 39-year-old man. According to the police, he is in custody and the investigation continues.