Crime

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Apr 17 '19 07:30

A man was killed in an explosion and fire in an apartment in Voorburg during the early hours of Wednesday morning, the Haaglanden fire department confirmed on Twitter. 

The fire broke out just after midnight. Firefighters managed to get the resident out of the burning apartment. Emergency workers tried to resuscitate him, but it was to no avail. The man died at the scene.

Multiple other apartments in the complex on Frans Mortelmansstraat were evacuated. The residents were allowed to return home at around 2:00 a.m.

Fire damaged a building on Hilledijk in Rotterdam, 13 April 2019
Apr 16 '19 14:20

The police launched a large-scale investigation into a fire in a building on Hilledijk in Rotterdam on Saturday afternoon. A 27-year-old man from Rotterdam was killed in the fire. Investigators believe that arson was involved, the police said in a statement.

The fire broke out on the first floor of the building at around 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. A resident of the second floor tried to escape the flames by climbing out the window. He fell. The man was critically injured by the fire and his fall. Emergency workers tried to save him, but it was to no avail. He died at the scene.

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Apr 16 '19 13:30

The number of reports of discrimination filed in the Netherlands dropped from 11,479 in 2017 to 10,087 last year, the Public Prosecutor announced in its annual report on discrimination cases on Tuesday. As in previous years, most reports involved discrimination based on origin, NU.nl reports.

The Public Prosecutor's report includes figures from anti-discrimination facilities ADVs, the police, the online discrimination reporting center MiND and the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights. Only the Human Rights Institute saw an increase in reports last year, from 416 to 510. 

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Apr 16 '19 10:00

A motorist caused havoc at De Vink gas station on the A20 highway near Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel during the early hours of Tuesday morning. The car crashed into the gas station's store. The four people who were in the car at the time of the incident, were arrested, the Waddinxveen-Zuidplas police said on social media. No one was injured.

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Apr 16 '19 09:09

A holiday to Sri Lanka ended in tragedy for a family from the Noord-Brabant town of Zevenbergen. The family was involved in a serious traffic accident in Matale. Their 21-year-old son Timo succumbed to his injuries on Sunday night, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Apr 16 '19 07:29

An 18-year-old woman was dragged from her bicycle and raped by an as yet unidentified man on Kasteellaan in Heusden during the early hours of Monday morning. The police searched for the perpetrators for hours, but so far no arrests were made. The young woman's mother was the one who found her daughter after the attack, various sources told AD.

According to the police, the girl went out with friends in the center of Asten on Sunday night. She cycled home at around 1:00 a.m. At Kasteellaan, she was pulled from her bike, dragged into the bushes and raped, the police said.

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Apr 15 '19 15:10

Dutch brothers Armin and Arash N. regret assaulting a waiter in Prague last year, they both said during the first day of the trail against them in the Czech capital on Monday. They are facing charges of attempted murder or manslaughter. If they are convicted, they face up to 18 years in prison, Het Parool reports.

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Apr 15 '19 14:20

The Dutch immigration and naturalization service was justified in its decision to revoke the residency permit of Iraqi man Vino H., the court in Groningen ruled. The 29-year-old man was convicted of killing a 96-year-old Amsterdam woman, affectionately known as Oma Toni.

Amsterdam police on Dam Square ahead of the Champions League quarter finals match between Ajax and Juventus, 10 April 2019
Apr 15 '19 11:00

Amsterdam asked the COT, its institute for security- and crisis management, to conduct an independent investigation into the police's actions before the Champions League quarter final between Ajax and Juventus last week Wednesday, the city said in a press release.

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Apr 15 '19 10:10

After five consecutive years of consistent decrease, the number of crimes registered in the Netherlands increased in the first quarter of 2019. In the first three months of this year, 5 percent more crimes were registered than in the first quarter of 2018, according to figures the police released on Monday. 

Two teenagers that went missing in Nijmegen on 13 April 2019
Apr 15 '19 07:50

A teenage girl and boy went missing in Nijmegen on Saturday. The police are urgently looking for them. They were last seen at the McDonalds in the Nijmegen city center, the police said on Facebook.

The girl is 16 years old and around 1.7 meters tall with a slender posture. She speaks Spanish and English. She was wearing a dark green, long jacket with a pink fur collar when she disappeared.

The boy is 14 years old and around 1.65 meters tall. He only speaks Spanish. At the time of his disappearance, he was wearing a black jacket, black pants, and white shoes. 

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Apr 15 '19 07:31

A person was hurt in the face in a shooting on Aan het Broek in Sittard on Sunday evening, the police said. One suspect was arrested. A firearm was found in the home of the suspect, NU.nl reports.

The identity of the victim was not disclosed. The severity of their injuries is also unknown. The police partially closed own the street for investigation. 

Emergency services also received a report of a shooting on Westlandstraat. As the two streets are close together, the police assume it is the same incident. 

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Apr 12 '19 16:50

Fertility doctor Jan Karbaat, who died at age 89 in 2017, used his own sperm to father at least 49 children with clients who used the fertility clinic he worked at, was confirmed by DNA testing, NU.nl reports.

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Apr 12 '19 16:00

Fraudulent bitcoin investment advertisements using fake quotes from Dutch celebrities are becoming an increasingly prevalent problem in the Netherlands, the Fraud Help Desk told broadcaster NOS. People who fall for these scams are promised large profits on their "investment", but never see a cent.

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Apr 12 '19 15:10

Decorated soldier Marko Kroon will be prosecuted for assaulting a cop in Den Bosch during Carnival early in March. He will be prosecuted for "breach of honor, insult and simple assault", the Public Prosecutor said in a statement on Friday. The Ministry of Defense announced that Kroon is suspended in anticipation of his trial.

ASML headquarters in Veldhoven
Apr 12 '19 12:40

The suggestion that Dutch chip machine manufacturer ASML was "somehow victim of a national conspiracy is wrong", CEO Peter Wennink said in a statement about reports that Chinese spies stole trade secrets from the company. "The facts of the matter are that we were robbed by a handful of our own employees based in Silicon Valley, who had broken the law to enrich themselves."

Unidentified boy found wandering around Utrecht Central Station, 8 April 2019
Apr 12 '19 11:50

The police are urgently looking for the family of an underage Asian boy found wandering around the station hall of Utrecht Central Station on Monday evening, April 8th. The boy did not have his identity papers with him and told the police that he had been wandering for some time, looking for his father. 

Flowers and candles left at the scene of a mass shooting on 24 Oktoberplein in Utrecht on 18 March 2019
Apr 12 '19 11:00

One victim who was seriously injured in a mass shooting in Utrecht last month, is still in hospital, Utrecht mayor Jan van Zanen said in a letter to the city council. The victim's current condition is unknown, NU.nl reports.

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Apr 12 '19 10:10

The memorial for 49-year-old Breda man Ger van Zundert will be held on Saturday. His family invites everyone who wants to say goodbye to attend the ceremony on Saturday afternoon. "He did not want to let go of lie and fought to stay with us", reads the invite, posted on Facebook by his son. "Totally unexpected and way too early, my friend and father."

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Apr 11 '19 16:10

Malek F. was suffering from psychosis when he stabbed three random victims in The Hague last year, and is therefore completely unaccountable, behavioral experts concluded after examining the man. He should be treated in a psychiatric institution, in a department for patients with psychotic disorders. The chance of recurrence is high, the experts said, was revealed in a proforma hearing against the man on Wednesday, NU.nl reports.

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Apr 11 '19 15:20

Natural healer Sara G. from Kockengen in Urecht was sentenced to eight years in prison for manslaughter on Wednesday. The 59-year-old woman treated a Swedish woman with the controversial rehabilitation drug ibogaine, after which the Swedish woman died. The Public Prosecutor demanded 10 years in prison against G., NOS reports.

The Swedish woman came to the Netherlands to seek help for her drug addiction. She stayed in G.'s bed and breakfast, where she died in February 2017. According to the Prosecutor, G. did not properly inform the woman about the risks of using the drug. 

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Apr 11 '19 14:30

A group of around 30 people jumped out of a truck on the A2 highway near Gronsveld in Limburg on Thursday morning. They then fled on foot into the Maastricht neighborhoods, the police said.

The people jumped out of the truck at around 8:45 a.m. The group consists of adults and children, a police spokesperson said to NU.nl. A number of them are barefoot. At this stage the police assume the people are undocumented migrants, according to the newspaper. "In any case, they don't seem to come from the Netherlands", the police spokesperson said. 

Lanterns launched at the commemoration for Ger van Zundert in Breda, 10 April 2019
Apr 11 '19 11:10

A few hundred people gathered in the Breda neighborhood of Tuinzigt on Wednesday to commemorate Ger van Zundert. The 49-year-old Breda man died in hospital on Tuesday morning after he was tied up and set on fire in a garage on Sparrenweg on Monday night. A suspect turned himself in on Tuesday. 

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Apr 11 '19 10:20

A man was found dead on Standerdmolen in Amsterdam Noord on Tuesday evening. The police are investigating what happened to him.

Emergency services responded to the scene at around 6:00 p.m. after the police received a report of a wounded man on the street. By the time they arrived, the man was already dead.

The cause of the man's death is not yet clear. The police are investigating. 

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