Crime

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Apr 5 '19 07:30

A 46-year-old woman and her 7-year-old son were killed in a traffic accident on the N57 near Ouddorp on Thursday afternoon. The car they were in hit a truck head-on. There was also a dog in the car, which did not survive the accident, NU.nl reports.

The accident happened at around 5:15 p.m. The two people in the truck were severely shaken, but unharmed, the police said.

The N57 was closed in both directions for hours due to the police investigation and salvage work. The road opened again at around 9:50 p.m.

The cause of the accident is not yet clear. 

Flowers and candles left at the scene of a mass shooting on 24 Oktoberplein in Utrecht on 18 March 2019
Apr 4 '19 16:00

The municipality of Utrecht will plant perennials with red and white flowers, the colors of the Utrecht flag, at the memorial site for a mass shooting on 24 Oktoberplein. The thousands of flowers, letters and stuffed animals currently at the site will be removed on Tuesday, NU.nl reports.

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Apr 4 '19 11:10

Shop keepers in Amsterdam who receive large amounts in cash as payment from customers, will soon have to report it to the municipality. That is one of the measures Amsterdam mayor Femke Halsema announced in the city's fight against undermining crime, RTL Nieuws reports.

Retailers already have to report unusual transactions if they receive cash payments of more than 10 thousand euros. Halsema wants to lower that amount to 1 thousand euros. The mayor hopes that this will help in the fight against money laundering, which is often a companion to more serious crimes.

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Apr 4 '19 09:18

Two Dutch lawyers decided to stop representing terrorism suspects. They withdrew from their current case and will also not represent suspected terrorists in the future. The reason for this is that several Dutch and Belgian lawyers were recently denied access to the United States. These were all lawyers who defended terrorism suspects, and the two Dutch lawyers fear that the same will happen to them, RTL Nieuws reports.

On Tuesday the American embassy in The Hague denied to the broadcaster that someone's occupation could be a reason to refuse entry to the U.S. 

Sander Dekker
Apr 4 '19 08:40

Minister Sander Dakker for Legal Protection acknowledged in a parliamentary debate on Wednesday that he bears political responsibility for mistakes made in the treatment of Michael P., the man who raped and murdered 25-year-old Anne Faber from Utrecht in 2017. At the same time he asked parliament to trust him to also solve the problems. He survived the debate, NU.nl reports.

"I feel the responsibility in my every fiber", Dekker said. "One of my most important tasks is to protect society from people like Michael P." 

Dutch police officer with service firearm
Apr 4 '19 07:58

A minor suspect was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting in Almelo on Wednesday afternoon. During the arrest, he managed to grab one of the police officers' firearm. The police quickly managed to take the gun back from the boy, NU.nl reports.

The boy had been worked to the ground by supermarket staff. He then tried to hurt himself by banging his head on the ground, the police said. When officers tried to help the boy to his feet, he violently resisted and a struggle ensued. It was during this struggle that he grabbed the cop's gun. 

Crime scene
Apr 4 '19 07:32

A 54-year-old man from Zegveld was found dead along the roadside in the Utrecht village of Wilnis on Wednesday morning. He was identified as the stalker of a woman who was shot and killed in a home in the nearby Mijdrecht on Tuesday night, NOS reports.

The man's body was found on Amstelkade. According to the police, the man took his own life. The police are investigating whether the man was involved in the woman's death, and whether his suicide had anything to do with it.

Gökmen T. suspected in the Utrecht shooting on Oktoberplein
Apr 3 '19 17:42

The suspect in last month's mass shooting on a tram in Utrecht wanted to cause fear and confusion on a wide scale, the Public Prosecutor (OM) said on Wednesday. It forms the basis of their accusation that the suspect, Gökmen T., had a purpose of terrorism when he carried out the shooting, for which he is charged with three specific crimes, a spokesperson for the OM told NL Times.

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Apr 3 '19 16:50

The number of reports of sexual abuse and discrimination at Dutch schools increased last year. The Education Inspectorate received 134 reports of sexual abuse in the school year 2017/2018, the highest number in 15 years, NU.nl reports.

In nearly half of the reports about pupils being sexually abused, the accused perpetrator is someone who works at the school, such as a teacher or a member of the non-teaching staff, according to the Inspectorate. The number of reports about sexual harassment decreased, the Inspectorate said. 

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Apr 3 '19 13:30

Job applicants are regularly discriminated against, according to a study among human resources departments on behalf of temporary employment agency Unique. Discrimination based on age and ethnicity are among the most common, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Apr 3 '19 11:50

Bekir E., the 31-year-old man accused of gunning down 16-year-old Humeyra Ergincanli at her school in Rotterdam, appeared in court for the first time for a proforma hearing on Tuesday. Codefendant Mohammed Al-M. told the court that E. made up a story that he wanted to kidnap Humeyra, not kill her.

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Apr 3 '19 11:10

The police found dozens of dead animals while checking a barn in the Gelderland town of Leuvenheim on Monday. The carcasses included four ponies, four goats, one calf, and dozens of birds, the police said in a statement.

A number of neglected, but alive, animals were also found in the barn on Spankerenseweg. According to the police, these animals are "in desperate need of the proper care and accommodation". The police launched an investigation and filed an official report against the owner of the barn.

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Apr 3 '19 08:17

The police arrested two men in De Bilt and Zeist on Monday morning. They are suspected of human trafficking at two addresses in Utrecht. The two involved houses were placed on lockdown by the municipality last year, the police said in a statement.

According to the police, the 63-year-old man from De Bilt and 59-year-old man from Zeist rented two properties in Utrecht where the operated illegal sex establishments and facilitated prostitution. The municipality of Utrecht closed down the two properties when these suspicions were confirmed in November last year.

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Apr 3 '19 07:57

A 24-year-old man from The Hague was arrested at Schiphol airport last week Wednesday. He is suspected of fighting in the Syrian civil war on the side of the Kurdish YPG militia, the Public Prosecutor said in a statement.

Police
Apr 3 '19 07:28

A woman died in a shooting incident in a home on Landsherenstraat in Mijdrecht on Tuesday night. The police are looking for one suspect, the Utrecht police said on Twitter. A helicopter was deployed to aid in the search.

The police responded to the home at around 11:00 p.m. after receiving a report of a shooting, according to newspaper AD. Responding officers found the critically injured woman inside. Paramedics tried to resuscitate her, but it was to no avail. She died at the scene.

The motive for the shooting is not yet clear. The police are investigating. 

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Apr 2 '19 17:41

Police in Utrecht made an unusual discovery on Tuesday when they discovered a secret tunnel running below several homes along the J.P. Coenstraat. Investigators think the 18-meter-long hidden corridor was only recently created, but residents say they have no idea how or when it was constructed.

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Apr 2 '19 16:00

A month in prison was demanded against 52-year-old Peter van D. from Helmond in the court in Den Bosch on Tuesday, for hiding his 84-year-old father's body in the father's house after his death. Hundreds of flies in the window finally led to the discovery of the elderly man's remains, AD reports.

The AIVD building in Zoetermeer
Apr 2 '19 13:20

Dutch intelligence service AIVD warns of radical influences in education in its annual report for 2018. According to the service, "radical Islamic boosters" play an increasingly emphatic role in the education offer for young Muslims in the Netherlands. In the long term, this could undermine the democratic legal order, the AIVD said, NOS reports.

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Apr 2 '19 12:30

Over a hundred solar panels were stolen from football club SV de Vecht in the Utrecht town of Loenen aan de Vecht. The solar panels were taken from the club building on Rijksstraatweg last week. The club reported the theft to the police, RTV Utrecht reports.

Football
Apr 2 '19 11:40

The board of Haarlem football club Geel-Wit expelled a linesman who knocked a goalkeeper from another football club unconscious on Saturday, the club announced on its website. "With this, Geel-Wit clearly indicates that we completely disapprove of aggression, in whatever form, on and off the field", the club said in a short statement.

Journalist
Apr 2 '19 10:50

The Dutch authorities launched a Safe Press project on Monday with the goal to better protect journalists and help ensure that they can do their jobs safely. The project includes the police and Public Prosecutor giving high priority to finding perpetrators of violence or aggression against journalists, harsher punishment demands for these crimes, and a hotline where journalists can report incidents, the police said in a statement.

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Apr 2 '19 08:39

The number of reports filed with the Netherlands hotline for child pornography nearly doubled last year when compared to 2017. The hotline received 163,430 reports about images, videos and websites containing child pornography in 2018, the expertise agency on online child sexual abuse EOKM said in its annual report, ANP reports.

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Apr 2 '19 08:16

Last year there were 10,593 incidents of violence against police officers in the Netherlands, the police said in a statement. That is a significant increase compared to the 9,101 violent incidents Dutch cops faced in 2017.

"Forgotten Bombardment" sculpture by Mathieu Ficheroux in Rotterdam
Apr 1 '19 15:10

On Sunday the Forgotten Bombardment was commemorated in Rotterdam at the monument for the victims in the Bospolder-Tussendijken district. The bombing on 31 March 1943 left 426 people from Rotterdam and Schiedam dead, over 400 injured and some 13 thousand homeless, RTV Rijnmond reports.

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