Crime

Jan 9 '14 21:00

The 14-year-old Hamza from Rotterdam is still in an induced coma, after he was critically injured on New Year's Eve by shrapnel from a parking meter, that was blown up with illegal fireworks. The boy sustained brain damage.

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Jan 9 '14 15:13

A VVD City Council Member of Wijk bij Duurstede in Utrecht may end up in discredit over his alleged role in a weed plantation in the city

Jan 9 '14 14:40

Police have said a man who was held Tuesday on suspicion of human trafficking will probably not be the last person who will be held in this case.

Jan 9 '14 12:25

A local politician from Denekamp in Overijssel has vanished after plundering the bank account of the town’s funeral association.

Jan 9 '14 04:35

The usually very quiet Brabant village Vierlingsbeek is in turmoil. Police fined almost all residents for speeding. More than 75 percent of the 2,600 villagers recently received one or more speeding tickets in the mail.

Jan 9 '14 04:32

Until the first week of January, the police seized nearly 139,000 pounds of fireworks . This is clear from the fireworks barometer of the Public Prosecution, which keeps track of the fireworks catches since October.

Jan 9 '14 04:31

On appeal, the Amsterdam Moroccan, Samir S., was still convicted for his membership of a terrorist organization.

Jan 8 '14 21:43

Accusations of former VVD councilor and senator, Jos van Rey, from Roermond are piling up. Wednesday, it was announced that the Public Prosecutor is also investigating whether he has actively recruiting votes for elections

Jan 8 '14 20:38

A call in the TV program "Opsporing Verzocht," requesting information about the wanted sex offender,Mouad Ben Salah, yielded the Amsterdam police about 20 tips until this afternoon.

Jan 8 '14 20:16

Michiel van Eyck, an Amsterdam gallery owner who sells copies of Mein Kampf, announced today he must report to the police Tuesday. "I will be interviewed by the police, they want to hear my side of the story," says Van Eyck.

Jan 8 '14 19:47

A fifth suspect was arrested Wednesday afternoon in the case of the fireworks incident on the Wolphaertsbocht in Rotterdam last New Year's Eve. A 19-year-old Rotterdam local was arrested in Delfshaven. He is suspected of involvement in the incident.

Jan 8 '14 16:10

The justice ministry snatched €91 million from convicted criminals in 2013, including money, expensive cars and speedboats, Nos reported Wednesday.

Jan 8 '14 16:04

The court in the German Hagen ruled Wednesday not to convict the Dutch war criminal, Siert Bruins, for murder.

Jan 8 '14 15:11

A 3-year-old boy was kicked in the face by a man, Tuesday, in Amersfoort. The toddler sustained bruises and scratches in his face and is pretty shaken up, reported the police.

Jan 8 '14 10:49

The identities of as many as 150 people were stolen by hackers exploiting a security vulnerability in a government-backed online identification system. Each victim's' identity was stolen through the DigiD programme, where bank account numbers may be changed to reroute money being sent for tax refunds and social benefits, a Ministry of the Interior spokesperson told NOS.

Jan 8 '14 04:58

Reports of a man on a train claiming he had a gun and threatening another passenger temporarily stopped all train traffic around Leiden Tuesday evening. One suspect was reportedly in custody, a police spokesperson said.

Jan 8 '14 04:34

The Royal Military Police is investigating a 31-year-old Peruvian man, who was arrested Friday at Schiphol, on suspicion of drug trafficking.

Jan 7 '14 19:01

The evacuation of a home, containing several World War II items, on the Tielensstraat, is going to take longer than planned

Jan 7 '14 18:05

Reacting to the news of a conspicuous street assassination in his neighborhood, Amsterdam Nieuw-West President Achmed Baâdoud is working with the council there on initiatives to prevent kids from becoming "killing machines."

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Jan 7 '14 16:40

The Netherlands has signed a memorandum of understanding MOU with Rwanda that will allow the kingdom to extradite Rwandan war criminals.

Jan 7 '14 16:16

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has adjusted its travel advisories on Egypt following the death of a 53-year-old Dutchman who was vacationing in Hurghada.

Bikes in Amsterdam
Jan 7 '14 12:20

In Amsterdam, bicycle theft is a big social problem and number of robberies increased in recent years.

Jan 7 '14 11:57

A cat got her head blown off by fireworks on Sunday.

Jan 7 '14 04:32

Police arrested four youth who may have something to do with blowing up a parking meter in Rotterdam on New Year's Eve. They are suspected of attempted manslaughter and causing an explosion.

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