The Justice and Security Inspectorate is launching an investigation into how the police and Public Prosecution Service treat victims of sexual offenses. The Inspectorate will approach 80 victims of rape and sexual assault and hopes to speak to at least 55 of them about how the authorities treated them while handling their cases, NOS reports.
The police found the body of a missing traffic controller in the Hollandse Ijssel near Capelle aan den IJssel during the early hours of Tuesday morning. The 51-year-old man from Rotterdam disappeared around 2:00 p.m. on Monday after he tried to rescue a motorist who crashed into the river, NU.nl reports.
A car drove off the embankment on Groenedijk on Monday afternoon and ended up in the river. The traffic controller, who was at the scene due to roadworks, immediately went into the water to try and save the motorist. But he disappeared.
An underage boy was stabbed at the train station in Dieren on Monday afternoon. He was rushed to hospital in serious condition. Another underage boy was arrested, the Rheden police said on Twitter.
The stabbing happened at around 12:45 p.m. at the station's bus stop.. A spokesperson for the police told De Gelderlander that the victim was taken to the Radboud hospital in Nijmegen and is now in a stable condition.
Exactly what happened, is not yet clear. The police are investigating and already spoke to multiple witnesses.
Multiple shots were fired at a home on Johan van de Veldestraat in Den Bosch during the early hours of Tuesday morning. Multiple residents were home at the time, but no one was injured, the Oost-Brabant police said on Twitter.
The shooting happened at around 1:00 a.m. The residents called the police. At least four bullet holes can be seen in one of the house's windows, according to Omroep Brabant.
According to Brabants Dagblad, a family with several teenagers lives in the home. Local residents told the newspaper that the shooter fled on a scooter or in a car.
A father and his child found an old grenade in Amsterdam while taking a walk on Sunday evening. The Ministry of Defense's explosive disposal department removed the grenade and safely detonated it, AT5 reports.
The grenade was found in the water on Catharina Boudewijnshof in Guezenveld. The father immediately called the police, who called in the explosive experts. They rendered the grenade harmless at the scene and then detonated it in the port area.
Police officers were present at five secondary school locations in Culemborg on Monday morning after a video showing a firearm appeared on social media. The video may be linked to one of the schools, according to the police. "We'd rather be safe than sorry", the police said, according to NU.nl.
The police are "constantly monitoring" the situation, but stress that there is no reason to assume that there is an actual threat. Lessons at the schools continued as usual.
Several citizens alerted the police to the video on Sunday. Who posted the video is not yet clear.
A suspected Dutch jihadist was arrested in Tarragona, a coastal city in Spain on Monday. 29-year-old Khalid M. was arrested by the Mossos d'Esquadra, a special unit of the Spanish police, the Telegraaf reports based on reports in Spanish media.
Spanish security services warned the local authorities that M. may be in the country on Saturday. He was said to be driving a family vehicle and may show "unpredictable behavior", the Telegraaf writes.
The police caught five escorts working without the necessary permits during an undercover operation against illegal prostitution and human trafficking in Breda on Saturday. One of the sex workers had her 2-year-old daughter waiting in the car while she worked, the police said.
Veilig Thuis, the organization that deals with child abuse and domestic violence, was called in after the discovery of the toddler in the car. "The file of this family is known there; Veilig Thuis is working on it", the police said.
A 23-year-old Rotterdam man arrested for involvement in the murder of 21-year-old American student Sarah Papenheim told her that he was going to kill three people, one of Sarah's friends told American news service ABC News.
The Netherlands will implement a total ban on the trade in ivory in March next year. "If you want elephants and rhinos not to be exterminated, you will also have to do something about the market", Minister Carola Schouten of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality said, RTL Nieuws reports.
The police want parliament to speed up a legislative proposal that will allow the Justice Minister to immediately ban outlaw motorcycle gangs, especially now that new clubs are emerging in the Netherlands, said police chief Pim Miltenburg, in charge of the motorcycle gang file at the police, NOS reports.
Hundreds of Amsterdam taxi drivers are trading Uber accounts online. As a result, it is often difficult to confirm the identity of your Uber driver, AT5 reports after infiltrating the social networks where the accounts are sold.
GroenLinks wants ecstasy to be removed from criminal hands by having the government regulate the drug's production, parliamentarian Kathalijne Buitenweg said to the Volkskrant.
"The government does not have to make the pills itself, but the government must want to take control", she said to the newspaper. She recommends a permit system with controlled production, so that only pills that meet quality requirements are available. "I say it because of public health, but also because we have to do something about the frighteningly growing power of criminals."
On Thursday the police arrested a 31-year-old man on suspicion of involvement in the mistaken identity murder of Stefan Eggermont and the assassination of Massod Amin Hosseini, both in Amsterdam in 2014. Sources told newspaper NU.nl that the suspect is Ilias K.
K. is already in custody on suspicion of playing an organizing role in the assassination of criminal Alexander Gillis in Zaandam in February 2014, according to the newspaper.
A young woman stabbed to death in a student complex in Rotterdam on Wednesday was identified as Sarah Papenheim, a 21-year-old American drummer and student studying psychology at Erasmus University, according to multiple Dutch news sources. The police confirmed to RTL Nieuws that the victim had American nationality.
The Ministry of Defense is ordering an investigation into abuses in the armed forces, State Secretary Barbara Visser said in a letter to parliament. Reports were received about inadmissible behavior at training institutes as well as another defense department, she said, NOS reports.
Part of Schiphol airport was evacuated for a short time on Thursday evening after a man threatened bystanders with a knife. He also shouted that there was "something" in his bag. The Koninklijke Marechaussee arrested the man.
A video recorded by a bystander shows Marechaussee officers overpower the man and work him to the floor. The Koninklijke Marchaussee is a policing force that works as part of the Dutch military and is responsible for border security, including at airports.
Information from a Dutch investigation into child pornography helped the Philippine police to free two children from a sexual abuse situation this week. A 34-year-old Philippine man was arrested for offering the two young girls to customers around the world for online sexual abuse, the Dutch police said in a statement.
Hundreds of women accused Brazilian spiritual healer and medium João Teixeira de Faria of sexual abuse and rape. Prosecutors in Brazil have now received over 200 hundred declarations against the 76-year-old man. Dutch choreographer Zahira Lieneke Mous was the first to come out and speak against the man, AD reports.
Stint electric cargo bikes are not safe enough for passenger transport, TNO concluded after studying the electric bikes. According to Minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen of Infrastructure and Water Management, this means that Stints will only be allowed back on the road after adjustments have been made to the vehicle, NOS reports.
A man was shot on Hoekenes in Amsterdam's Osdorp on Wednesday evening. The injured man was taken to hospital, the police said on Twitter.
The shooting happened around 6:45 p.m. near Osdorper Ban, according to Het Parool. The police closed down the street for investigation.
A witness told AT5 that he heard a bang and the victim screaming in pain. "I'm dying!" the victim screamed, according to the witness. Other witnesses told the Amsterdam broadcaster that there were three perpetrators involved, though the police could not confirm this.
A 21-year-old woman was stabbed in her home on Kerklaan in the Rotterdam district of Kralingen on Wednesday afternoon. She succumbed to her injuries a short time later. The police responded to the home after reports of a fight.
Officers arrived at the home at around 12:30 p.m. and found the injured woman inside, the police said in a statement. They tried to resuscitate her, but it was to no avail. She died at the scene.
A body was found on the A73 highway near Odiliënberg during the early hours of Thursday morning. In a nearby corn field, the police found a car with a seriously injured person inside. What happened is not yet clear, AD reports.
The police responded to the highway at around 00:30 a.m. after a report of something lying in the road. It turned out to be a deceased person. While checking the surrounding area, officers encountered the car with the injured person. The victim was rushed to hospital by helicopter.
The police are investigating what happened.
The murdered brother of key witness Nabil B. did ask for protection, and not only for a "limited form" of security as the Public Prosecutor previously said, sources told Amsterdam newspaper Het Parool.