Crime

Aug 7 '13 06:50

An 8-year-old boy was beaten and kicked by a cyclist because the kid had made him wet with a water pistol on Monday in Hattem. The offender cycled away and has not been found. That was reported by the police on Tuesday.

The boy had sprayed water to a man and a woman who were cycling . The 'victims' stopped and spoke to the child. Then the man gave the boy a few blows and kicks. After the 'punishment' they rode away.

Aug 2 '13 08:28

On Thursday, Thai authorities from the Office of the Narcotics Control Board were able to seize 12 tons of precursor material for Ecstasy pills in Bangkok, ready to be sold in the Netherlands.

Aug 1 '13 11:00

It is a Thursday afternoon in March 2012. Herman just drove back from work when he noticed three large, nondescript vans near his driveway. Police officers were surrounding the 44-year-old’s home, and handfuls of curious neighbors were standing on the other side of the street.

Aug 1 '13 08:50

In a video posted online more than two weeks ago, kidnapped Dutch journalist Judith Spiegel and husband Boudewijn Berendsen appealed to the public for their release.

Jul 31 '13 04:35

The IRS keeps on chasing soccer icon Ruud Gullit. Having found out previously that the former footballer didn’t pay his tax over 2010 they now also found out he didn’t pay the tax over 2011. The tax authorities imposed immediately a second seizure on his premises. This could be read at Bekendeburen.nl.

According to the website, the IRS wants to put, by this action, pressure on Gullit. Because of the seizure of his houses, the IRS can now anytime sell them at an auction.

Jul 29 '13 04:29

Diplomats who don’t pay their traffic and parking fines should not be able to keep their CD registration. This is a plea of CDA MP Peter Omtzigt and The Hague councilor Cees Flitter (CDA). It is according to the CDA politicians the best solution to force the diplomats to pay their fines, reported the AD.

In 2012, in The Hague, a total of 1095 parking tickets were issued to the holder of a car with CD number plates. In 454 cases only, the penalty was paid. There is still an open amount of 40,000 euro.

Jul 29 '13 04:16

Tempers rose high in the nightlife and the homely atmosphere, this weekend. The police reported on Sunday a large number of incidents across the country.

Two people were wounded in a conflict in a festival tent in Wildervank, including one of the quarrelers, but also a 37-year-old man from Stadskanaal who wanted to appease the situation. In Leeuwarden, a 19-year-old boy hit several people. Why he did so, is not clear. He opposed to his arrest and went hand coughed to the hospital.

Jul 25 '13 08:31

Prostitution boats at the Utrecht Zandpad  have to close on Thirsday. Window Operator Wegra had asked the court in Utrecht to come back on the decision of the municipality to close the boats. However, the administrative judge rejected that request.

The boats have to be closed on Thursday morning at 9:00am because Wegra would be involved in human trafficking. For the same reason Utrecht closed previously boats of two other operators.

The closure of the boats puts 200 women out of a job. At Wegra about 28 jobs are at risk.

Jul 25 '13 08:24

At a cemetery in Borne, Twente,  17 graves have been destroyed. The police reported this on Wednesday.

A day earlier a witness reported that there was someone stealing items from the graves. The police could not find the man, but research showed on Wednesday that there were 17 graves damaged. Presumably, copper and bronze statues were stolen from these graves.

Jul 24 '13 07:49

Many fruits growers do not follow the rules. This announces the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVW) after the annual audit at 100 of the 3200 growers.

About a third of the growers used banned substances to protect their crops against insects and diseases. Also is their administration often not in order.

Jul 23 '13 08:34

The country has been increasingly alarmed by young Dutch Muslims joining a group of fighters bound for Syria. Based on a British study in April, no less than 107 Dutch citizens were combating President Bashar al-Assad's troops in the country widely damaged as the result of war.

Jul 23 '13 08:14

James 'Pancake' Taylor, 34, wanted over a knife attack at a restaurant in Liverpool, has been arrested in Amsterdam.

Jul 23 '13 03:32

Three of the seven famous paintings, which were stolen from the Kunsthal in Rotterdam, were burned, says the leader of the Romanian researchers, Gheorghe Niculescu, who investigated  the whereabouts of the art works. “We have found convincing evidence that three paintings were destroyed by fire,” Niculescu said on Monday about the police investigation.

Jul 22 '13 13:11

Four Dutch who were engaged in making a documentary about homosexuality in Russia, have been arrested on suspicion of gay propaganda. This was reported by the NOS. Today the four face the court. They get support from the staff of the Dutch consulate.

The prosecution demands a fine for the four. The Dutch were arrested at a festival in Murmansk, near the border with Finland. One of the arrested is Kris van der Veen, councilor for GroenLinks in Groningen.

Jul 17 '13 02:56

Kidnapped victims Dutch journalist Judith Spiegel and her partner, Boudewijn Berendsen, have asked their government and the entire country to assist and free from their ordeal.

Jul 17 '13 02:46

The paintings that were stolen last year from the Kunsthal in Rotterdam, are all burned. That said the research team of Justice in Romania on Tuesday.

Jul 11 '13 07:36

Six people with Asian features complained to an anti-discrimination agency about limited selling of baby milk powder, according to NRC.

Jul 10 '13 03:48

A sailing out pilot has found 200 kilos of cocaine in the Westerschelde (Zeeland). The drugs were packed into ten sports bags which were attached with ropes to empty jerrycans, to keep them afloat. This was reported by the National Office of the Public Prosecution (OM) on Tuesday.

The discovery was done on ​​Saturday morning. The drug packages floated in the Westerschelde near Vlissingen. According to the OM, the cocaine has a market value of about 7 million euro.

Jul 9 '13 08:01

Iris van der Schuit, the mother of the killed brothers Ruben and Julian, posted a new message on her Facebook page in which she wants to answer the question of how she is doing. The message appeared on the eve of the birthday of Reuben who would have become 10 years on Tuesday.

“I miss the big and the small things”, Van der Schuit writes. “Their voices, them coming home, bringing them back and forth to sports, friends and school. Even the moments they were annoying I miss.”

Last Goodbye

Jul 9 '13 07:50

Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Minister of Finance, has passed the names of some Greeks, with ships sailing under Dutch flag, to the Greek authorities. A spokeswoman of the Ministry of Finance confirmed this on Monday. The information was made public by the Greek newspaper Parapolitika.

According to the newspaper, the Greeks are suspected of tax evasion in their country. There are 180 people involved.

Jul 8 '13 04:22

A quarrel between Greek men and Polish men at a campsite in Baarlo (Limburg), ended in a stabbing in the night from Saturday to Sunday. Three Polish men (26, 26 and 31) were injured, two Greeks (27 and 38) were arrested, as the police reported.

Jul 5 '13 07:39

Police officials said three people were arrested in the Groningen for allegedly abusing an animal, after a video went viral on the internet.

Jul 5 '13 04:35

Dozens of pupils have discussed the violent death of their 17-year-old fellow schoolmate  from Roden on Thursday at the Lyceum ‘The Linden Borg’ in Leek. The unfortunate girl was stabbed by her ex-boyfriend of 19 years on Tuesday in her parents' home. She died later in the  hospital.

The young man could not bear the fact that she had ended their relationship a few days earlier, he told the police. He was shortly after his act found at the sports park of Roden and arrested.

Jul 4 '13 03:29

In the mega trial on 30 sham marriages, the Rotterdam court sentenced the suspects to community service orders of 120 to 200 hours. The judge concluded that 23 of the suspects married in Britain to help illegal Nigerians to get a residence permit.

The predominantly female Antilean-Dutch marriage candidates flew to Britain to apply for a British social security number.  With this number they applied for various benefits like tax benefits. In exchange for the sham marriage they received amounts between 2500 and 3500 euros. These amounts were not always or only partially paid.

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