Crime

EYE film museum in Amsterdam illuminated in orange to protest violence against women and girls, 25 November 2018
Nov 26 '18 15:50

On Sunday evening a number of buildings in various Dutch cities were colored orange to draw attention to violence against women and girls. The United Nations proclaimed November 25th as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Over the next 16 days, this campaign will get attention worldwide, NU.nl reports.

In the Netherlands, at least 32 buildings in 22 different places were illuminated in orange on Sunday. These included the Grote Kerk in Breda, The EYE film museum in Amsterdam, and the Erasmus bridge and Euromast in Rotterdam. 

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Nov 26 '18 15:00

A man died on the A50 highway near Wolfheze during the early hours of Monday morning. The man survived a car crash, only to be hit by a truck after he got out of the wreck, he Telegraaf reports.

The man's car crashed into a guardrail at around 1:00 a.m. The car eventually came to a stop in the middle of the highway. Bystanders helped the man out of the car. The man then walked across the highway, and was run over by a truck. He died at the scene.

The highway in the direction of Arnhem was closed until 4:30 a.m. 

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Nov 26 '18 13:20

Emergency services in Leiden rescued two students from a construction crane during the early hours of Monday morning. The two young men were stuck in the crane on a construction site on Wassenaarsweg. Passersby reported them to the police at around 1:30 a.m., NU.nl reports.

Why they climbed into the crane, and why they couldn't get back down themselves, is not clear. Both the police and fire brigade responded to the scene. The street was closed down.

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Nov 26 '18 09:10

Two men were injured in a shooting in a home on Amerstraat in Breda on Saturday. Mayor Paul Depla ordered the home locked down on Sunday after an amount of soft drugs was also found in the home, ANP reports. 

Nov 26 '18 08:47

A residential farm in Riethoven, Noord-Brabant, burned to the ground on Sunday morning. One of the residents fell unconscious in the burning home and was rescued by two neighbors - a pig farmer and a woman walking her dog, RTL Nieuws reports.

"My husband went to feed the pigs at 6:00 a.m.", the pig farmer's wife said to RTL. "He saw a lot of smoke and first thought that his own company was on fire. Then he saw a red glow on the other side of the street and quickly ran towards it."

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Nov 26 '18 08:25

An accident between a car and a delivery van left one person dead and at least three hurt in Tilburg on Monday morning, according to the police. Emergency services are currently working to free two people who are stuck in the delivery van, ANP reports.

The accident happened at the crossing of Burgemeester Letchertweg and Midden-Brabantweg on Monday morning. The cause of the accident is not yet clear.

The police closed the road for trace evidence investigation. 

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Nov 23 '18 14:50

Four Belgian men were sentenced to five years in prison for in March of this year. One of the men took the Dutch women, aged 21 and 22 years, to his hotel room on Mechelseplein after a night in a nightclub, after which he and his friends raped them, RTL Nieuws reports.

Nov 23 '18 14:00

A 24-year-old in Amsterdam maybe took the term money laundering too literally. The police found 350 thousand euros in cash in his washing machine. He was arrested on suspicion of money laundering, Het Parool reports. 

The money was found while the police searched the home on Oeverpad in Amsterdam Nieuw-West, which is supposed to be vacant according to municipal records. The suspect was in the home at the time and arrested.

In addition to the cash, the police also found a firearm, money counting machines and a number of mobile phones. 

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Nov 23 '18 11:30

A 25-year-old member of Groningen student association Vindicat was fined 1 thousand euros on appeal for assaulting a prospective member during a hazing ritual in the summer of 2016. The student stood on the prospective member's head, c, ANP reports.

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Nov 23 '18 10:40

last week, were identified as Ger Homma, a homeless man who went missing in April 2010. At the time of his disappearance, Homma was living at The Passion, a shelter for homeless people located across the road from where his remains were found, De Gelderlander reports.

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Nov 23 '18 07:43

The mandatory screening for child abuse that doctors in the Netherlands have to do is so ineffective that it should be abolished, according to pediatrician and professor of social pediatrics Elise van Putte, also the chairman of the National Expertise Center for Child Abuse. The questionnaires not only lead to unjustified accusations, but also miss hundreds of abused kids, she said at the annual convention on domestic violence, the Volkskrant reports.

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Nov 22 '18 13:20

State Secretary Tamara van Ark of Social Affairs and Employment wants to make it mandatory for companies to make policies that prevent discrimination against job applicants. To enforce this, the Social Affairs and Employment Inspectorate will be given more powers. The Inspectorate will be given the task to monitor companies' policies and issue penalties to employers who ignore the new obligation, ANP reports. 

Nov 22 '18 12:30

The police must conduct digital investigations more often in cases where child sex abuse is suspected, the National Rapporteur on Human Trafficking and Sexual Abuse Against Children said in a new report. "The police do a lot of digital research in online cases, such as child pornography, but with physical sexual abuse that is not yet standard", Rapporteur Herman Bolhaar said. A third of child sexual abuse cases are dropped due to a lack of evidence. That's about 500 cases a year, NOS reports.

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Nov 22 '18 11:40

Marco Kroon was also raped while on a secret mission in Afghanistan, the decorated soldier said on talk show Pauw on Wednesday, where he talked about his biography Kroongetuige, NU.nl reports.

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Nov 22 '18 10:50

The prime suspect of on a number of bicycle tourists in Tajikistan in July was sentenced to life in prison, sources in the Asian country said to NOS. including a Dutch man. 

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Nov 22 '18 08:10

An explosive was found at a nightclub on Van der Hagenstraat in Zoetermeer on Wednesday evening, the police said on Twitter. Defense's explosive disposal team dismantled it on site.

The police closed down the area around the club at around 9:30 p.m., according to ANP. The Defense team removed the explosive from the site after making sure it would not detonate. 

Where the explosive came from, is not yet clear. The police are investigating.

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Nov 22 '18 07:57

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs accidentally released the name of two groups in Syria that received non-lethal aid from the Netherlands, after previously declaring these names state secret for security reasons. The names were unveiled in approximately 2 thousand pages of documents that were released at the request of Nieuwsuur and Trouw.

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Nov 22 '18 07:27

The Dutch authorities will be holding large anti-terrorism exercises in various locations in the Netherlands on Thursday. This "realistic exercise" will be based on a terrorist attack and the consequences thereof, and will involve a large number of participants, the police said.

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Nov 21 '18 14:40

The two police officers convicted of involvement in the death in custody of are still facing threats, their lawyer said during the first hearing on the appeal in this case. Because of these threats, the lawyer wants the officers to remain anonymous, while Henriquez's family wants their identity to be made known, Omroep West reports.

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Nov 21 '18 13:50

A stabbing at a home on Dahliastraat in Veghel left one person dead and another injured on Tuesday. The injured person was arrested in hospital.

Police officers responded to the home at around 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday. They found the first victim in front of the home. Attempts to resuscitate the victim were to no avail. The second victim was found inside the home and taken to hospital, where he was arrested. According to the police, he was conscious and his injuries don't seem to be very serious.

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Nov 21 '18 11:10

The police arrested a 51-year-old from Schiedam for involvement in the murder of mental health director in Berkel en Rodenrijs on January 1st, 2014. The arrest is the result of an investigation "that never stopped", the police said, according to NU.nl.

Police action against motorcycle gang Caloh Wagoh, 21 November 2018
Nov 21 '18 10:20

The police arrested two leaders of Caloh Wagoh on Wednesday morning and are currently raiding over 40 locations linked to the outlaw motorcycle gang. The two leaders, men aged 48 and 70, were arrested in Mijdrecht and Leiden. They're in custody for questioning, the police said in a statement.

The raids are being done by police units Den Haag, Midden Nederland, Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Oost Nederland. SWAT teams were deployed in various locations. This major police action, involving over 800 police officers, forms part of a larger investigation into undermining crime. 

Police Enschede cannabis grow shop murders
Nov 21 '18 09:30

The police released photos of four men murdered in a business premises in Enschede last week. Investigators hope that the public can provide more information about the victims, specifically why they were in the building on Van Leeuwenhoekstraat together and why they were all shot to death, the police said on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday. 

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Nov 21 '18 07:55

The police tracked down 900 Instagram accounts on which illegal fireworks are sold. These accounts will be taken down in cooperation with Instagram over the coming days, the police said in a statement on Tuesday. The police are working on identifying the persons behind the accounts.

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