Crime

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Oct 23 '18 09:07

A 41-year-old woman was injured after she fell from a third floor balcony of an apartment building on Hogeweg in Venlo on Monday morning. The resident of the involved apartment, who was at home at the time of the fall, was arrested as a suspect, 1Limburg reports.

Oct 23 '18 08:18

The police arrested a man who had covered himself in petrol or another flammable liquid at the Polish embassy in The Hague on Monday afternoon. A negotiator tried to reason with the man, but he was eventually overpowered by a SWAT team, NOS reports.

Emergency services, including firefighters, police and ambulances, responded to the embassy in large numbers. The man was taken to hospital to check whether he had inhaled any toxic fumes, after which he went to a police station for questioning. So far the police did not say anything about the man's identity or motive. 

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Oct 23 '18 07:33

Dozens of homes were evacuated on Lambertus Zijlplein in Amsterdam Nieuw-West on Tuesday morning after explosives were discovered, the Amsterdam police said on Twitter. The police believe the explosives were to be used in an ATM bombing at a supermarket. The explosives were not detonated.

The police reported the evacuation on Twitter around 5:00 a.m. About 30 homes were evacuated, a police spokesperson said to NU.nl. Explosive experts are at the scene to safely remove the explosives.

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Oct 22 '18 16:10

Pepper spray was released at four Amsterdam Dance Event parties over the weekend. Multiple attendees had to be treated for burning eyes and breathing problems, though no one had to go to hospital. Despite these incidents, the city of Amsterdam speaks of a "calm" 23rd edition of the dance festival.

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Oct 22 '18 15:30

The Dutch authorities have not yet succeeded in questioning the father of abducted Amsterdam girl .

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Oct 22 '18 14:40

A s on Monday morning contained no explosives, the police announced after investigation by explosive experts. The police lifted the lockdown of the area around the provincial house. Banners with slogans about nature reserve Oostvaardersplassen were also found hung on the building.

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Oct 22 '18 13:50

Six Amsterdam taxi drivers were arrested during the early hours of Sunday morning for driving under the influence of drugs. The police had a total of 55 taxi drivers take a drug test. The six arrested drivers were taken to a police station for a blood test, NOS reports.

The blood samples were sent to the Netherlands Forensic Institute to confirm whether the drivers were really under the influence of drugs. What drugs they are suspected of using, was not disclosed.

Insiya Hemani, kidnapped from Amsterdam in September 2016
Oct 22 '18 10:30

The trial against in the abduction of from her grandmother's Amsterdam apartment starts on Monday. The court allocated five days for this trial.

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Oct 22 '18 09:39

The body of a man was found on a construction site on Motorkade in Amsterdam Noord on Monday morning. According to the police, there are signs of "suspicious circumstances", AT5 reports.

Two ambulances, several fire trucks and a mobile medical trauma team responded to the scene around 7:00 a.m. About an hour later the police said that the victim had died.

Exactly what happened is not yet clear. The police are investigating. 

Police
Oct 22 '18 08:17

A person was found dead "under suspicious circumstances" in the garden of a home in the Flevoland town of Swifterbant on Sunday, a spokesperson for the police said to RTL Nieuws.

A suspect was arrested a short time later. "The arrested person was in the home of the garden where the body was found", the spokesperson said to the broadcaster.

The body was found at the home on Schuttershof after a tip. The spokesperson could not yet say exactly what happened. "It is too early for that. We have to wait for the investigation."

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Oct 22 '18 08:00

A person was found dead in a home on Herenstraat in Culemborg, the police said on Twitter around 3:00 a.m. on Monday morning. Based on initial investigation, the police arrested a man in the area of the home. 

Exactly what happened is not clear. No information was released about the victim's identity or cause of death. The police are investigating whether the victim was killed in a crime.

The arrested man was taken to a police station for questioning. 

Police officers on the street
Oct 22 '18 07:44

A suspicious package was found at the provincial house on Visarenddreef in Lelystad on Monday morning. The police closed down the area around the building, including part of the nearby train station. Multiple banners with slogans about nature reserve Oostvaardersplassen were also found hanging on the provincial house, a spokesperson for the Midden Nederland police said to NU.nl.

The police are allowing pedestrians into the train station, but motorists are being stopped, according to Omroep Flevoland.

A 21-year-old student is permanently paralyzed from the waist down after a random shooting on Korreweg in Groningen, 15 Oct 2017
Oct 19 '18 15:50

The court sentenced 21-year-old Azim A. to 10 years in prison and institutionalized psychiatric treatment for last year. He was convicted of attempted manslaughter. The student, Sidney Ruiter, survived the shooting, but is permanently paralyzed, RTL Nieuws reports.

Oct 19 '18 11:40

The approach to human trafficking in the Netherlands improved considerably in the past years, but many victims are still invisible to aid agencies, National Rapporteur on Human Trafficking Herman Bolhaar said on Thursday - the European day against human trafficking, NOS reports.

According to Bolhaar, only one in five victims end up on the radar of CoMensha, the coordination center against human trafficking. Current estimations say that between 5 and 7 thousand men, women and children fall victim to human trafficking in the Netherlands each year. 

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Oct 19 '18 10:50

A man set himself on fire in front of a bed-bath-and-bread shelter for asylum seekers on Helsinkistraat in Groningen on Thursday. The man, a failed asylum seeker, was rushed to hospital with burns, Dagblad van het Noorden reports.

The shelter,  located in a former F1 hotel, is managed by the Inlia Foundation. It offers shelter to asylum seekers who have exhausted all legal remedies and have to prepare for their return to their home country, and asylum seekers awaiting a decision in their procedure.

Police officers on the street
Oct 19 '18 07:58

One person was killed in robbery at a Chinese-Indian restaurant in Drenthe and a subsequent car crash on Thursday. The car crashed into a low wall on Kaaplaantje at around 10:00 p.m., shortly after the robbery. One of the people in the car was killed, the other seriously injured, RTV Drenthe reports.

The car crashed into a low wall of parking garage De Kaap. The parking garage is located right behind the robbed restaurant.

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Oct 18 '18 16:00

The court in Rotterdam sentenced 59-year-old Albert B. to 18 years in prison for raping and murdering two prostitutes in the city in the 1990's. The court found it convincingly proven that B. was the person who committed these crimes, NU.nl reports. 

Wopke Hoekstra
Oct 18 '18 15:10

Minister Wopke Hoekstra of Finance canceled his planned visit to an investor conference in Saudi Arabia next week, following the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi after he visited the Saudi consulate in Turkey. The consultancy firm that organized Hoekstra trip confirmed that the Minister is no longer going, ANP reports.

Surveillance camera footage show Khashoggi entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 3rd. There is no footage of him leaving again and he hasn't been seen since. There is still much confusion about what happened to him.

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Oct 18 '18 12:40

On Thursday the police arrested a man suspected of grabbing a woman's breast on President Kennedylaan in Amsterdam on September 10th. The 26-year-old victim managed to record a video of her attacker, and the man turned himself in after the police threatened to make the video public.

275 kilos of fireworks found at a home on Irene Vorrinkstraat in Hoofddorp, 17 Oct 2018
Oct 18 '18 11:50

The police found 275 kilograms of fireworks and 30 cannabis plants at a home on Irene Vorrinkstraat in Hoofddorp on Wednesday morning. Among the fireworks were 75 kilograms of mortars, which could have caused a massive explosion, the police said in a statement.

The police responded to the home around 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday after reports of a strong cannabis smell coming from the home. They found a hidden room equipped for cannabis cultivation, and 30 plants inside. The fireworks were found in the garage.

Shooting on the corner of Oudedijk and Willem Ruyslaan in Rotterdam, 17 Oct 2018
Oct 18 '18 11:00

The Rotterdam police are urgently looking for footage of a on Wednesday morning. A 64-year-old man from Rotterdam was critically injured in the shooting. "Footage from surveillance cameras and mobile phone videos are very welcome", the police said in a statement.

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Oct 18 '18 10:10

The police shot a 44-year-old man in his home on Tussen beide Markten street in Groningen when officers went to collect his legal firearm on Wednesday, the Groningen police said on Twitter. The man was taken to hospital with unknown injuries.

According to the police, the man's legal firearm was to be confiscated because he was recently involved in a fight. "Inside the home a situation arose in which officers felt it necessary to shoot", the police said. 

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Oct 18 '18 09:22

The Public Prosecutor 15 times used coercive measures against journalists over the past three years. These measures include eavesdropping on calls, retrieving phone data and requisition of journalistic materials, NRC reports based on information received through the Open Government Act.

In September Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus of Justice and Security said in a letter to parliament that he knows about three incidents in which coercive measures were used against journalists, adding that the Public Prosecutor had "no other ongoing investigations". 

SWAT team entering a home - 7 men arrested for planning a terrorist attack, 27 Sept 2018
Oct 18 '18 07:46

The police infiltrated the group of for planning a major attack in the Netherlands. An undercover cop made contact with main suspect Hardi N., pretended to be an "attack planner" for terrorist organization Islamic State, and helped the group to plan their attack and arrange weapons, RTL Nieuws and NRC report.

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