Crime

Aug 5 '14 13:47

The Dutch state paid out a record €24.8 million in damages last year to people who had been locked up wrongfully.

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Aug 5 '14 13:38

A 21-year-old man from Overveen suffered injuries to his teeth Saturday, when he suffered a beat-down from a group at the Dance Valley event in Spaarnwoude.

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Aug 5 '14 12:27

State Secretary of Justice Fred Teeven wants to lift the ban for visitors who overstay their visas in Europe.

Foreigners with tourist and business visas who illegally stay a few days longer than planned in the Netherlands, but are willing to leave, may get a two-year ban from entering the country again. Teeven told the Second Chamber that this ban should be dropped; he said he will also raise the matter at EU level.

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Aug 5 '14 10:37

A hostel on the Coolsestraat in Rotterdam was broken into on Monday evening at around 11.30. Police say that a staff member was threatened with a weapon, but that nobody was injured. It is unclear whether the robber made away with anything.

Aug 4 '14 15:49

A 58-year-old man from RIjnsburg died early Monday morning after his house was invaded by a group of men.

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Aug 4 '14 15:33

A habitual bike thief in Amsterdam has picked the wrong bike to steal for the third time in a row. The 48-year-old recidivist stole one of the police's 'bait bikes' on Sunday, resulting in his immediate arrest.

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Aug 4 '14 15:25

Clients from ING complain that they are being duped as fraudulent emails that look like they come from banks are circulating, which trick people into giving their personal bank details in exchange for a bank card that has clients' personal IBAN number written on them, De Telgraaf reports.

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Aug 4 '14 12:51

The camera of Lisanne Froon and Kris Kremers was used up to a week after they disappeared in Panama.

Chips
Aug 4 '14 11:26

The 70-year old Cok Harteveld from Maassluis was robbed of his pension this weekend when thieves stole his entire chips-stall. The stall provides Harteveld's income, and he was going to pass it on to his grandchild, until it was stolen. Police may have one lead, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

Aug 4 '14 11:09

Police say the Internal Investigations Department will be looking into a shooting that left a man injured in his leg last Sunday.

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Aug 4 '14 10:52

Police in the region of Utrecht have arrested three people for their involvement in a boat collision that left two dead. They are being held on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter and leaving the place of an accident, according to a police spokesperson. The accident occurred on Saturday night, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

Aug 1 '14 12:03

The suspect rapist who was arrested in June in Utrecht after evading capture for almost 20 years, will not go free any time soon.

Carabinieri
Aug 1 '14 11:58

A member of the notorious Italian 'Ndrangheta' mob has been arrested in a large-scale sting operation directed at mafia operations in Europe. The 46-year old Marc B., who runs a restaurant in Amsterdam, was arrested in February on suspicion of involvement in the mafia, including the delivery of cocaine to the Ndrangheta, De Volkskrant reports.

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Aug 1 '14 10:43

In Amsterdam, the Gaza conflict is spilling over into Dutch territory. In a case that has received politicians' attention, police are investigating the assault of a Jewish woman, Seraphina Verhofstadt-Makker, from the Dapperbuurt area in the city. She says that she was assaulted by men because she hung her Israel flag from her balcony, Het Parool reports.

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Jul 31 '14 15:45

She ended up with a concussion, a stab wound and several bruises, but a brave petting zoo volunteer jumped in and saved her favorite goat from getting slaughtered by a man on Wednesday.

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Jul 31 '14 15:15

Feeling threatened by an unknown man who ignored her order to lie down, a police woman in Apeldoorn gunned him down Wednesday night.

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Jul 31 '14 14:42

An appeal by the Dutch police for pictures and video material of the MH17 crash site has received nearly 200 pieces of footage and photos.

MH17
Jul 31 '14 13:38

A group of air crash investigators and international monitors finally managed to reach the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, according to the mission's official Twitter account. The Dutch and Australian investigators joined the Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) for the Ukraine, set up by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

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Jul 31 '14 12:03

Two weeks after Malaysian Air flight MH17 was shot out of the sky over Ukraine, at least 80 bodies of passengers of remain out in the field in Donetsk where it came down.

Jul 31 '14 11:57

MP for the PVV, Dion Graus, claims to have been threatened by a group of youths in Zwolle. The police say that Graus reported the crime, and will be back to file a statement.

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Jul 31 '14 10:00

There is a bigger network of young Dutch-Moroccan criminals in The Netherlands than previously thought. Not dozens but hundreds of youths are in this web of drug dealers, gunmen, executers and facilitators. This group is tied to at least six executions and several extremely violent robberies in The Netherlands and in Antwerp, according to a police investigation.

Volkert van der G.
Jul 31 '14 08:24

Volkert van der G. no longer has to wear an ankle monitor, and can also visit the areas where he was previously restricted from going. The court in The Hague ruled this on Wednesday afternoon after Van der G. filed a lawsuit against the state.

The Hague
Jul 30 '14 08:55

Dr. Shimon Samuels of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Paris has expressed his shock that the mayor of The Hague, Jozias van Aartsen, has allowed two anti-Jewish demonstrations to take place undeterred on his watch.

Jul 29 '14 14:18

Police at the French port of Calais found a stockpile of loaded weapons on a Eurolines bus from Amsterdam last week. Customs officials conducting a routine search of luggage found ten handguns, five hundred loaded magazine clips, and a silencer according to French broadcaster RTL.

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