Crime

Jan 29 '15 11:26

A 44 year old man from Naarden will not be prosecuted for overpowering an alleged shoplifter in November last year. The shoplifter died shortly afterwards.

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Jan 29 '15 11:10

More than a year after the museums in the Netherlands published the results of an investigation into possible stolen art in their collections, the first case has been settled. The Dordrecht Museum has bought a canvas by Jacob Cuyp (1594 - 1652) from the heirs of its original Jewish owner.

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Jan 29 '15 10:44

The PvdA and SGP want to know exactly how many people are walking around freely after being convicted and require psychiatric treatment. This could happen, for example, if a person appealed against a ruling.

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Jan 29 '15 09:46

The United States Justice Department is investigating whether Rabobank ignored signs of money laundering at its US branches in California. The investigation could lead to additional enforcement action against Rabobank, Bloomberg reports

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Jan 29 '15 09:05

The Dutchman Aydin C. claims that he is not responsible for the online tormenting of Amanda Todd, the Canadian girl who committed suicide because of bullying. He wrote this in an open letter that he sent to RTL Nieuws, among others.

Jan 28 '15 20:24

In an incident both police and the rail service are calling a “misunderstanding,” police have called off their investigation into a “suspicious package” found on a Leiden Centraal train platform. The package turned out to be a small camera installed by an advertising agency that does regular business with the national train firm NS.

Jan 28 '15 17:59

Two boys, aged 14 and 16, were sentenced to 80 hours of community service for assaulting a 15-year-old girl from Beverwijk in September. The incident in IJmuiden, Noord-Holland was caught on tape and the video soon went viral.

Jan 28 '15 16:35

A man is being held by the city of Dordrecht for harassing the municipality with too many letters demanding information, taxing city resources.

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Jan 28 '15 14:32

The man who was fatally shot in Amsterdam's Osdorp neighborhood early Wednesday has been identified as a 37-year-old Ghanaian, Het Parool reports.

Jan 28 '15 14:09

The police found the body of a woman in a house in Zwijndrect on Tuesday after a man called in a report at the police station. The man has been arrested.

Jan 28 '15 13:55

A suspicious package found taped to a support beam at Leiden Centraal was determined to be a false alarm early Wednesday afternoon. The investigation is still ongoing, as police try to track down the man who hung the mysterious black garbage bag.

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Jan 28 '15 13:39

Football player Jody Lukoki has to appear before the court in Amsterdam next week. He is suspected of trying to buy a stolen watch.

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Jan 28 '15 11:39

A 44-year-old man from Rosmalen was arrested on Tuesday during a police raid on a massive marijuana plantation in Zaltbommel. The plantation consisted of 33,000 plants being grown in an office building located on Van Voordenpark.

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Jan 28 '15 11:26

A second suspect was arrested in Slovenia in the investigation into the January 15 shooting on Bovenstraat in Rotterdam that killed two men.

Jan 28 '15 11:13

"Sex pest" rabbi Eliezer Berland denies all allegation of sexually assaulting three young women and an underage girl. The 77-year-old spiritual leader of the ultra-orthodox Jewish movement Shuvu Banim claimed that he no longer has a sex drive in an interview with de Volkskrant.

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Jan 28 '15 10:21

A pupil of Aloysius College in The Hague was wounded in a stabbing Wednesday morning. According to the police, the pupil was only slightly injured and could be treated at the scene for a superficial injury.

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Jan 28 '15 09:01

A man was shot dead on the street in Amsterdam's Osdorp neighborhood early Wednesday morning, a spokesperson for the Amsterdam police confirmed. No trace of a perpetrator has been found yet. It is not yet known whether this was another execution.

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Jan 28 '15 08:02

The police suspect that the murder of Rob Zweekhorst on January 1st, 2014 is connected to a drug bust on Monday, December 9th, 2013.

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Jan 28 '15 07:12

The police have released footage from security cameras in the area around the Amsterdam Arena of the night that the Ajax clubhouse burnt down. The police have determined that the fire was caused by arson and two probable perpetrators were caught on the cameras.

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Jan 28 '15 06:51

NS conductor Bert Roberti was assaulted so severely in the train from Helmond to Eindhoven on Sunday night, that he lost consciousness. "Someone called me a dirty faggot and punched me on the back of the head." Roberti suffered a concussion.

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Jan 27 '15 15:27

Russian hacker Vladimir Drinkman will be extradited to the United States, a court in the Netherlands determined Tuesday. Washington wants to prosecute Drinkman for hacking U.S. companies, being a member of a criminal organization, counterfeiting payment cards, money laundering and fraud.

Jan 27 '15 09:31

The Turkish police have arrested 6 suspects in connection with the assassination of the Dutch-Turkish Ali Akgun, CNN Turkey reports According to CNN, a weapon was also confiscated during raids. It is not yet clear whether this is the murder weapon.

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Jan 27 '15 09:15

The Public Prosecutor in Rotterdam has found that a number of issues in Bart van U.'s file raise questions. No DNA material was taken from Van U. after a previous conviction in 2012. Van U. also never received treatment for delusions and fears of an Islamic terrorist attack.

Jan 27 '15 08:45

The news that Bart van U. (38), who was arrested in connection with the murder of his sister Lois, is also connected with the murder of former Health Minister Els Borst, has caused quite a stir. The hashtag #ElsBorst is trending on Twitter in the Netherlands.

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