Crime

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Jan 25 '19 15:20

The court of appeal in Den Bosch sentenced John F. to 12 years in prison for killing his ex-girlfriend . In 2015 F. in Waalwijk, where she worked as a nurse. He also threatened and stalked her for some time before her murder.

Explosion at sisha lounge Villa Blanca on Schiedamseweg in Rotterdam, 1 Dec 2018
Jan 25 '19 10:20

The municipality of Rotterdam placed the 43 sisha lounges in the city under stricter supervision, following complaints from residents and an in December. Earlier this week the police announced that the explosion at Villa Blanca was an attack, NOS reports.

Dutch police at the scene of a crime
Jan 25 '19 09:29

An explosive caused a large amount of damage at a gym on Zetterij in Amstelveen during the early hours of Friday morning. The police believe someone deliberately set off an explosive at the gym, Gym3, which is located on an industrial terrain, the Telegraaf reports. 

The explosion happened around 2:30 a.m. It shattered the gym's windows and badly damaged the interior and facade of the building. No one was injured, a police spokesperson said to the newspaper. No one was in the building when the explosion happened.

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Jan 25 '19 09:09

The man convicted of murdering 96-year-old ' in Amsterdam's De Pijp in 2015, is now fighting his deportation to his home country of Iraq.  After his conviction, the Dutch immigration and naturalization service IND revoked his residency permit, NOS reports.

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Jan 25 '19 08:44

There were slightly fewer incidents of violence against police officers this past New Year's than a year ago, according to definitive figures from the police requested by data platform LocalFocus. The preliminary figures showed a completely different picture, saying the violent incidents against cops doubled, NU.nl reports.

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Jan 25 '19 07:44

Ans Boersma, a Dutch journalist who was, is filing a civil lawsuit against the Dutch State. She holds the Netherlands liable for the emotional and material damages she suffered as a result of the deportation, Nieuwsuur reports.

Connor James Murphy, missing in Amsterdam since 13 January 2019
Jan 24 '19 16:10

Connor James Murphy, 39 from Northern Ireland, is missing in Amsterdam. His family is very concerned about him and is asking for the public's help in finding him.

According to his family, Murphy has been living in Amsterdam for the past three years. He was last seen between 1:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. on January 13th outside the Oudeschans around the Nieuwmarkt area. "Nobody has heard from him since", his family said in an email to NL Times.

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Jan 24 '19 13:40

The police arrested a sixth suspect on Wednesday for assaulting a 14-year-old boy in Spijkenisse. Like the other five suspects, the boy arrested on Wednesday is underage and from Spijkenisse, NU.nl reports.

266,000 erectile dysfunction pills seized in Swalmen, 23 Jan 2019
Jan 24 '19 12:50

The police confiscated a massive 266 thousand pills for erectile dysfunction in a warehouse in the Limburg town of Swalmen on Wednesday. The warehouse was searched based on an anonymous tip, the Roermond police said on Facebook.

It took officers hours to count the bills, which are from various brands, the police said. The trade and possession of such large amounts of medical drugs is punishable under the Medicines Act, according to the police.

The police are investigating where the pills came from. So far no arrests were made. 

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Jan 24 '19 12:00

One person died in a fire in a mobile home at a campsite in Meerlo, Limburg. The police are still trying to identify the victim.

Emergency services responded to the fire on Peschweg around midnight on Wednesday, according to NU.nl. Firefighters found the victim's body while extinguishing the fire.

The cause of the fire is still unknown. The police are investigating and call on witnesses to come forward. 

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Jan 24 '19 08:57

The employees of special reception locations for problem causing asylum seekers have major trouble with a growing group of residents who have addiction- or psychological problems. The employees can not manage the antisocial or criminal behavior of these residents, the Inspectorate for Justice and Security said, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Jan 24 '19 08:21

Four mean were assaulted by groups of young people who threw snowballs at their cars in separate incidents on Tuesday. The assaults happened in Velserbroek, Beverwijk, Vught, and Beunignen, NU.nl reports.

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Jan 24 '19 07:56

A woman was found seriously injured on Chestertonlaan in Amsterdam Zuidoost on Wednesday. A suspect was arrested in the area, the police said on Twitter.

The police responded to the scene after a report of a stabbing. Whether the woman was actually stabbed, the police did not say.

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

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Jan 23 '19 12:40

The Penta College in Spijkenisse and the Spijkenisse football association suspended a number of teenagers due to an assault on another teenager. Videos of the assault were shared on social media on Monday night. The videos show a boy being attacked by a group of other teenagers.

The attack happened on Friday, according to NOS. The 14-year-old victim sustained a broken nose, a torn earlobe and multiple bruises. The police since arrested five underage boys from Spijkenisse. One of the young suspects' home is getting extra protection as a precaution.

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Jan 23 '19 11:50

A person was injured in a shooting on Rousseaustraat in Amsterdam Nieuw-West on Tuesday evening, the police said on Twitter.

The victim was taken to hospital. The person was conscious and not in critical condition, the police said according to Het Parool.

The shooting happened on the street. So far nothing is known about the circumstances surrounding it. The police are investigating. 

Flash drive
Jan 23 '19 11:00

A flash drive was discovered on the grave of a 22-year-old woman from Maastricht who was found murdered in a villa in Hilversum in July last year. The USB stick contains a text document in which an as yet unidentified writer claims that suspect Kelvin M. could not possibly have acted in self defense, as he claims, 1Limburg reports.

Police at the Zuider IJdijk in Amsterdam where a woman's torso was found in a suitcase, 19 Jan 2019
Jan 23 '19 08:35

A contained the torso of a woman, the police revealed on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday. Investigators are still trying to identify the victim.

Forensic investigators at the scene of a shooting on Molenstraat in Helmond, 21 Jan 2019
Jan 23 '19 08:09

On Tuesday afternoon a SWAT team arrested a 21-year-old man on suspicion of involvement in a shooting in Helmond on Monday, . Based on the initial investigation, the police "strongly take into account" that the shooting was related to a conflict in the Helmond drug world.

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Jan 22 '19 16:30

The police arrested a second suspect in the investigation into the murder of Kemal Zengin in front of his home in Venlo in August 2017. The 27-year-old man from Rotterdam is suspected of involvement in stealing the car that was used in the shooting, the police said in a statement.

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Jan 22 '19 15:40

A 15-year-old girl who was on Monday afternoon, is not doing great. Her physical injuries are not too bad, but mentally she suffered a "big blow", a spokesperson for her school said to RTL Nieuws. 

Jan 22 '19 13:10

Convicted jihadist Marouane B. from Arnhem is no longer a Dutch national. State Secretary Mark Harbers of Justice and Security stripped his Dutch nationality, a spokesperson for the Ministry confirmed to NU.nl after reports in the Telegraaf.

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Jan 22 '19 12:20

A hand grenade was found in a the front yard of a home in Echt on Tuesday morning. Half an hour later, another grenade ws found in the front yard of a home in Holtum. The resident of the Holtum home is a member of an Outlaw Motorcycle Gang, the police confirmed to NU.nl. The resident of the Echt home does not belong to a motorcycle gang, but a member of such a gang lives on the same street, NU.nl reports.

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Jan 22 '19 09:47

The Public Prosecutor in Spain will demand four years in prison against 17-year-old Dutch teen Charly T. for the sexual abuse of two underage British girls. T. has been , after the two girls accused him of getting them drunk and sexually abusing them. When he will stand trial is not yet clear, NOS reports.

Three cops hurt while arresting aggressive man in Waalwijk, 21 Jan 2019
Jan 22 '19 08:59

Three police officers were injured on Monday afternoon while they were arresting a 30-year-old man in Waalwijk. Two officers in training noticed the man on Stationsstraat because he was hitting cars with a stick. When they asked a third officer for help in arresting him, the man turned on them.

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