Crime

Ferdinand Grapperhaus
Sep 28 '18 08:15

Seven men arrested on Thursday were "already a long way" into their plans to commit a terrorist attack in the Netherlands, according to Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus of Justice and Security. "It is very intense that there are people walking around who have this planned for us", he said to RTL Nieuws. 

"This is intense, but also good news", Grapperhaus said. "The police and the Public Prosecutor followed the men very closely. They were looking for AK47s and bomb belts, really terribly dangerous stuff."

Dick Schoof
Sep 28 '18 07:38

The terrorism threat level in the Netherlands remains substantial at 4 on a scale of 5 after theon Friday, the national coordinator for counter terrorism and security NCTV said, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Sep 27 '18 20:06

Police in the Netherlands arrested seven men allegedly involved in a ploy to commit a terrorist attack. The planning was at an "advanced" stage, police said.

The plot involved detonating bombs at a big event, then attacking the site with AK-47 gunfire. Following that, a car bomb would be detonated.

Police said the men were trying to acquire the rifles, along with smaller firearms, car bomb material, bombs and hand grenades.

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Sep 27 '18 16:40

A 24-year-old man from Goes is suspected of burning three children with a branding iron during a summer camp at a campsite in Belgium last year. Youth leader Mark B. appeared in court on Thursday. He is charged with causing the children serious bodily harm with premeditation, RTL Nieuws reports.

Police
Sep 27 '18 13:20

The police found 12-year-old Rodechelies, whose been, in a house in the Dutch capital. The girl's mother was arrested on suspicion of involvement in keeping her daughter hidden, Het Parool reports.

Rodechelies is in good health. The police will release no further information about this case, to protect the girl's privacy.

Police officer and sniffer dog search a wooded area
Sep 27 '18 10:00

A body was found in the woods on Wolfhezerweg in the Gelderland village of Wolfheze on Wednesday morning, the police said on Twitter. Whether the person was killed in a crime, is not yet clear.

As yet the police released no details about the deceased person's identity, not even the gender. The police are investigating.

The area around where the body was found is cordoned off with crime scene tape, according to De Gelderlander.

Sep 27 '18 09:10

A 22-year-old man from Zoetermeer was arrested in The Hague on Wednesday afternoon for threats. Witnesses reported to the police that he was standing at a car with a hissing gas bottle, shouting 'Allahu Akbar'. His motive is not clear. "All possible scenarios are being investigated", the police said, Omroep West reports.

The man was arrested on Telexstraat next to the HTM building at around 2:00 p.m. by members of a special police unit. A helicopter was deployed to the scene, and police officers were stationed on a nearby roof with guns pointed at the man. 

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Sep 27 '18 08:16

The Netherlands was well aware of human rights violations committed by Syrian rebel movement Jabhat al-Shamiya when the country started offering them logistical support, Nieuwsuur and Trouw report based on emails sent between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and human rights organization Amnesty International in the summer of 2016.

Stint
Sep 26 '18 15:00

Stint electric cargo bikes, like the one involved in a in which in Oss last week, contain structural design flaws and are therefore not safe to transport children, independent researcher Peter Coppes from Helmond concluded after studying a Stint.

Arnhem Station
Sep 26 '18 11:40

Arnhem Central Station was briefly evacuated on Wednesday morning after a fire alarm in the station went off. A manual fire alarm was pulled in the public transport terminal, a spokesperson for the fire brigade said to Omroep Gelderland.

As a precaution, NS decided to evacuate the entire station and halt train traffic to and from Arnhem. 

The fire department investigated and found no sign of fire. The building was declared safe around 10:30 a.m. and travelers were allowed to enter the station. Train traffic was restarted and was largely back on schedule around 11:15 a.m.

MH17
Sep 26 '18 10:50

The Netherlands and Australia want to start negotiating with Russia "in the foreseeable future" about the country's accountability in the downing of flight MH17, Minister Stef Blok of Foreign Affairs said after meeting with his Australian colleague Marise Payne in New York, NOS reports.

Emergency services at the scene of a fatal rail accident on Braakstraat in Oss, four children were killed, 20 Sept 2018
Sep 26 '18 10:00

A witch hunt is happening on social media against people who posted tasteless responses or jokes about a railway accident in Oss in which four children were killed last week. Some of the targets of this witch hunt feel so threatened that they've deleted their social media accounts, De Stentor reports.

Flowers left at the scene of a fatal rail accident on Braakstraat in Oss, four children were killed, 20 Sept 2018
Sep 26 '18 09:06

The 11-year-old girl and 32-year-old woman seriously injured in a last week, are both in a stable condition, the police said in a statement. Both are still in hospital. The police are still investigating the cause of the accident.

Euros
Sep 26 '18 07:56

Multiple banks under the supervision of Dutch central bank DNB are too lax when it comes to countering money laundering, according to the regulator. Minister Wopke Hoekstra of Finance asked the DNB to look into this after ING was slapped with a massive settlement for this same reason. He informed parliament about the results of the DNB investigation on Tuesday, ANP reports.

Wind knocks over bikes in Amsterdam
Sep 25 '18 16:42

A new political proposal could ban bike riders in the Netherlands from using their mobile phones. The law change was prepared by Cora van Nieuwenhuizen-Wijbenga, the Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management, with consultation from the Security and Justice Ministry, according to a letter she sent to the chair of the Dutch lower house of Parliament.

Jail
Sep 25 '18 10:00

A Dutch model was arrested in the Chinese city of Tianijn because the authorities believe her papers are not in order. Six other models from other countries are also in custody, a spokesperson for a modeling agency that helped arranged their visas said to NOS.

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Sep 25 '18 09:10

A former group leader of youth care institution Hoenderloo Groep in Apeldoorn appeared in court on Monday on charges of forcing an underage girl at the institution into prostitution. The PvdA will ask parliamentary questions about this case, Omroep Gelderland reports.

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Sep 25 '18 08:35

The number of reports of foreign men being forced into prostitution in the Netherlands doubled over the past year. The victims are often asylum seekers and refugees picked up by human traffickers, according to research by Radio Reporter, NPO Radio 1 reports.

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Sep 25 '18 07:59

One person was injured in a shooting in the Rivierenbuurt in Amsterdam on Monday evening. The police closed down part of the street for investigation, AT5 reports.

The shooting happened on Vechtstraat around 11:00 p.m. It is not clear whether any arrests were made.

The police are investigating what happened.

Police at the scene of a murder-suicide on Cremerstraat in Papendrecht, two adults and two children were killed, 22 Sept 2018
Sep 25 '18 07:47

The police believe that a 32-year-old man killed his 32-year-old wife, their 6-year-old daughter and their 4-year-old son in their home in Papendrecht before killing himself. Their bodies were found on Saturday morning.

Jim Jefferies with Amsterdam police officers
Sep 24 '18 12:42

Australian comedian Jim Jefferies picked up a viral hit with his video of a ride-along with police in Amsterdam. The segment, produced for his Comedy Central program The Jim Jefferies Show, mostly shows the comic and two police officers driving around the city on a quiet night with no crimes to investigate.

The video collected about 800,000 views across the show's official Facebook and Twitter pages in the three days following its Sept. 21 debut.

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Sep 24 '18 11:49

Authorities in the picturesque village of Giethoorn are trying to track down reports of fake police officers luring and robbing Chinese tourists. Police say they are looking to speak with any victims and witnesses of similar robberies.

Police say they are trying to track down two or three light complected young men with dark hair. The suspects have used a dark colored four-door sedan, not a hatchback, in the robberies. Each robbery took place in the afternoon, but police did not specify the dates of the crimes.

Stint
Sep 24 '18 11:05

The company that produces Stint cargo vehicles announced it plans to inspect all 3,500 units currently on roadways after a fatal accident last week left four children dead. The accident took place in Oss, when a Stint belonging to a daycare operator crossed onto railroad tracks and was struck by an oncoming train.

A fifth child and the adult operator of the vehicle were hospitalized with serious injuries.

Stint
Sep 24 '18 11:05

The company that produces Stint cargo vehicles announced it plans to inspect all 3,500 units currently on roadways after a fatal accident last week left four children dead. The accident took place in Oss, when a Stint belonging to a daycare operator crossed onto railroad tracks and was struck by an oncoming train.

A fifth child and the adult operator of the vehicle were hospitalized with serious injuries.

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