Crime

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Oct 17 '17 17:20

The court in The Hague sentenced Daniel C. to six years in prisonfor in September last year. The court found C. guilty of arson, attempted manslauhter, destruction and driving under the influence. He was not given any institutionalized psychiatric treatment, because he refused to cooperate with an examination, ANP reports.

Police station on Muntweg in Nijmegen evacuated after someone delivered a hand grenade, 17 Oct 2017
Oct 17 '17 15:20

A police station on Muntweg in Nijmegen was evacuated after someone dropped off a hand grenade at the station on Tuesday afternoon. The area around the police station was closed down to the public, and explosive experts are on the way to remove the grenade, the police said on Twitter.

Operational services are continuing as usual, but appointments with citizens were canceled. "We hope this will take as short as possible", the Nijmegen police tweeted.

Who delivered the grenade, or where he or she came by it, was not revealed. 

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Oct 17 '17 14:40

One of seven teenagers arrested for sexually abusing a 24-year-old woman in Tilburg for months, denies that it was abuse. According to the 17-year-old boy's lawyer, it was group sex with mutual consent, intended to live a sexual fantasy.

Firefighters at the scene of a fire in the Grotius building at Radboud University Nijmegen, 17 Oct 2017
Oct 17 '17 12:00

The Grotius building of the Radboud University in Nijmegen was evacuated after a fire broke out around 8:15 a.m. on Tuesday. The fire is now extinguished, but firefighters are still working on ventilating the building on Montessorilaan, De Gelderlander reports.

Due to a large amount of smoke, firefighters had difficulty locating the spot where the fire was raging. They found it around 9:05 a.m. and by 9:45 a.m. the fire was under control.

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Oct 17 '17 11:20

A 37-year-old woman was arrested on Monday in connection with her daughter's death in 2015, the Public Prosecutor announced on Tuesday. 8-year-old Sharleyne Remouchamps from the 10th floor of an apartment building in Hoogeveen in June 2015. Her mother is now suspected of murder or manslaughter, the Public Prosecutor announced.

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Oct 17 '17 09:20

The national unit of the Dutch police is in desperate need of money and staff, and can not perform its work properly in the current situation, Richard Bronswijk, chairman of the Central Works Council, said in an interview with newspaper AD. The current situation resulted in serious criminals not being arrested in some cases, he said.

"There is a disadvantage in terms of people and organization", Bronswijk said to the newspaper. "The reorganization of the National Police was disastrous for us." He's taking the issue to the press, because otherwise nothing changes. 

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Oct 17 '17 08:43

Two women were harassed on the terrain of psychiatric clinic Altrecht in Den Dolder over the past week, a spokesperson for the clinic confirmed to AD. This is the same clinic where on suspicion of involvement in's disappearance.

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Oct 17 '17 07:34

Ten homes in Bakkeveen, Friesland were evacuated early on Tuesday morning after an ATM bombing, the police said on Twitter. The bombing happened just after 3:00 a.m. at a supermarket on Deurswaldmer Wei.

Local residents were woken by a loud bang and called the police. Witnesses saw a dark colored car speeding away in the direction of Haulerwijk. 

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Oct 16 '17 16:50

The South African police arrested six suspects over the weekend in what is locally known as the "airport-following" robberies, South African news wire News24 reports. These robberies involve a group of criminals following foreigners from O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and robbing them on the way to their hotels.

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Oct 16 '17 14:50

A 44-year-old man was found dead in a car in Amsterdam-West on Thursday afternoon. According to the Amsterdam police, the victim's identity hasn't been determined yet. But according to newspaper AD's sources and the Italian media, the victim is Italian mafia member Saverio Tucci.

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Oct 16 '17 14:10

A massive 64.8 percent of crime reports in Amsterdam get no follow up investigation - they end up in the trash immediately after screening, according to figures LocalFocus got from the police. This percentage is significantly lower in other large Dutch cities like Rotterdam and The Hague, 54 percent and 48.5 percent respectively, Het Parool reports.

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Oct 16 '17 13:30

A 23-year-old mother and her 6-year-old daughter were found murdered in their home in Haren, Groningen on Saturday. The victim's 1-year-old baby was also in the home on Jufferpad, but was unharmed, ANP reports.

The police believe the murders had to do with relationship problems. A 20-year-old man from Glimmen was arrested. How he is related to the woman and children, was not revealed. The suspect was questioned several times.

According to the news wire, the suspect and victims originally came from East Africa. They had temporary residency permits for the Netherlands. 

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Oct 16 '17 12:50

A woman was held hostage in her home on Genbroekstraat in Venlo during the early hours of Monday morning. A 63-year-old man from Venlo was arrested, 1Limburg reports.

A man overpowered the woman when she arrived home, pushed her into her home and locked them in. Some time later, the woman managed to slip away from the man and locked herself into another room, from where she called the police.

A SWAT team broke into the house and found the woman, according to 1Limburg. The perpetrator was nowhere to be found.

Oct 16 '17 09:45

The Dutch government was fully aware that hijackers would be killed during a military action that put an end to a hostage situation on a train near De Punt in 1977, two former soldiers who were involved in the action told the Volkskrant on Monday. According to the two soldiers, wounded hijackers were unnecessarily executed and the government gave the instructions for, and approved, the attack.

Emergency services at the scene of a failed ATM bombing on Oosterwoldseweg in Haulerwijk, 16 Oct 2017
Oct 16 '17 09:09

A dozen homes in the Friesland town of Haulerwijk were evacuated early on Monday morning. A dangerous explosive was left in an ATM on Oosterwoldseweg after a failed attempt to blow the machine open to steal the cash inside, the Friesland police said on Twitter.

Anne Faber
Oct 16 '17 08:49

Martin Huisman, father of will be protesting with the parents of other murdered children in The Hague on Monday. They want the Dutch legal system to change. The death of 25-year-old from Utrecht triggered this protest.

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Oct 16 '17 07:47

A 12-year-old girl from Hoogeveen was found dead in a car in Assen on Saturday night. The police suspect she was killed in a crime. A 46-year-old man from Hoogeveen - the driver of the car - was arrested, the police said in a statement.

The 46-year-old man showed up at a police station on Balkengracht in Assen on Saturday night. He asked police officers to come to his car with him. In the car, they found the body of the girl. 

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Oct 13 '17 17:10

The new government's , feels like a victory for - the Netherlands best known victim of revenge porn, her lawyer Thomas van Vugt said to Eindhovens Dagblad.

Oct 13 '17 12:30

The Ministry of Security and Justice is planning harsher punishments for using your smartphone while driving. A legislative proposal is being prepared that will put smartphone usage behind the wheel under reckless driving. This could mean immediate jail time if you're caught, NU.nl reports.

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Oct 13 '17 11:50

Benaouf A. was transferred to the high security prison in Vught after a group of Amsterdam criminals on Wednesday. Vught is the highest security prison in the Netherlands, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Oct 13 '17 11:10

A 1-year-old girl from Hengelo died on Thursday after being rushed in critical condition to a hospital in Enschede. Emergency services responded to an apartment on Theresiastraat in Hengelo to help the critically injured child. Exactly what happened is unclear. The police are investigating in the apartment, to rule out a crime, according to newspaper AD.

The child was rushed to the hospital by ambulance under police escort. Numerous crossing points on the way were closed to speed the ambulance's way.

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Oct 13 '17 10:30

A car carrying three suspected burglars crashed in Germany after a high-speed police chase. Bot the Dutch and German police chased the suspects down the A12, RTL Nieuws reports.

The suspects started their flight when the police wanted to pull them over for a traffic check in Arnhem on Wednesday night. The Dutch police gave chase, joined by the German police once the suspects crossed the border.

At the Rees exit, a few kilometers after the border at Zevenaar, the car went off the road and crashed. All three suspected burglars were unhurt.

Anne Faber
Oct 13 '17 07:59

Missing was found dead in the woods on holiday park Horsterwold in Zeewolde on Thursday afternoon. Her body was taken to the Netherlands Forensic Institute in The Hague for investigation. At around 9:00 p.m. the police announced on Twitter that their investigation at the scene was done and the area is open to the public again.

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Oct 12 '17 16:10

Suspected jihadist told the Rotterdam court on Thursday that her husband Ibrahim wanted to commit an attack preferably in the Netherlands, or in another European country. She insists that she did not know what she was doing when she left for Syria in 2015, ANP reports.

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