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Aug 30 '17 07:55

It's D-day for the VVD and PvdA government. The 2018 budget must be finalized today, so that it can be submitted to the Council of State on Thursday, but the parties are still clashing over salary increases for teachers, the Telegraaf reports.

Police officer and paramedic
Aug 30 '17 07:23

A 14-year-old girl from Almere died on Monday from a gunshot wound she sustained in her home on Friday, the Public Prosecutor said. Two men were arrested in connection with the shooting. According to the Telegraaf, the suspects are the girl's father and brother.

Savannah Dekker, missing in Bunschoten since 1 Jun 2017
Aug 29 '17 14:10

The 16-year-old boy in custody for the death of 14-year-old from Bunschoten, is being charged with murder, the Public Prosecutor announced. The boy was previously charged with manslaughter, NU.nl reports.

The aftermath of riots during the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, 8 Jul 2017
Aug 29 '17 08:29

A German court sentenced 21-year-old Peike S. from Amsterdam to 2 years and 7 months in prison for his involvement in last month. He was found guilty of severe bodily injury, seriously disrupting the peace and resisting arrest, ANP reports.

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Aug 29 '17 07:58

The Netherlands' intelligence services and Defense are not adequately prepared to map and face digital threats from abroad, Brigadier General Wilfred Rietdijk said to the Volkskrant. He specifically warns against fake news, naming Russia in particular. According to Rietdijk, the Netherlands must establish a new, specialized organization for identifying these threats and preparing for an "information war".

Crime scene tape
Aug 29 '17 07:27

A man was shot dead while sitting on the terrace of XO Food & Lounge on Prins Hendrikkade in Rotterdam on Monday night, AD reports.

Around 10:20 p.m. a person walked up to the man, shot him and ran away, witnesses told the newspaper. Emergency services tried to resuscitate the victim, but it was to no avail. The man died at the scene.

The police closed the street for investigation and launched a manhunt for the gunman and possible accomplices. As far as is known, no arrests were made.

Emergency services at the scene of a massive fire at Holland Casino in Groningen, the casino was completely destroyed, 27 Aug 2017
Aug 28 '17 08:37

The Holland Casino in Groningen was completely destroyed in a massive fire that was discovered around 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, and which firefighters finally managed to get under control around 3:30 p.m. No one was seriously injured, but millions of euros of damage was done, Dagblad van het Noorden reports.

Aug 28 '17 07:57

A SWAT team arrested an aggressive man in Breda on Sunday night after he spent hours barricaded in a stranger's shed on Pijnboomstraat, AD reports.

The man forced himself into the people's home around 7:30 p.m. The residents, who do not know the man, called the police. The man locked himself into the residents' shed and threatened to hurt himself with a screwdriver.

Forensic investigation
Aug 28 '17 07:27

The police are investigating the death of a woman found in a home on Tubantiastraat in Enschede on Sunday afternoon. "The circumstances are such that we are seriously taking into account that this was a crime", the police said in a statement late on Sunday night.

Officers responded to the home around 3:00 p.m. after someone reported finding the woman unconscious in the home. First responders tried to resuscitate her, but it was to no avail. She died at the scene. 

Crime scene tape
Aug 25 '17 09:00

Club ABE on Amstelstraat in Amsterdam was closed down indefinitely by Mayor Eberhard van der Laan after the in the doorway of the club resulted in the street being closed down for several hours on Thursday morning, the municipality announced on Thursday evening. 

Hospital room
Aug 25 '17 08:20

A 27-year-old man suspected of sexually abusing at least two girls at childcare institution Patrou in De Bilt, tried to commit suicide in custody, the Public Prosecutor announced. Bart C. is now in the hospital, NOS reports.

The Prosecutor did not say how he tried to kill himself. The investigation against him continues. 

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Aug 25 '17 07:34

A 22-year-old man early on Thursday morning, posted a threat in which he promised an attack during a concert by American band Allah-Las in Rotterdam's Maassilo on Wednesday night, Minister Stef Blok of Security and Justice confirmed to BNR, calling it an"idiotic action".

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Aug 24 '17 10:40

The police arrested a 22-year-old man in Noord-Brabant during the early hours of Thursday morning in connection with a on Wednesday evening. In a statement the police said a Special Interventions team entered the man's home around 2:00 a.m., arrested him and searched the home carefully.

Crime scene tape
Aug 24 '17 09:59

The Amsterdam police closed down part of Amstelstraat, near the Rembrandtplein, on Thursday morning after an item believed to be an explosive was found. An Explosive Ordnance Disposal team is investigating, NU.nl reports.

According to local broadcaster AT5, the explosive may be a hand grenade. It was found near the ABE nightclub. 

At this stage the police believe it unnecessary to evacuate the area. How long the street will be closed is not yet clear.

Carton of eggs
Aug 24 '17 08:42

Thirteen supermarket chains affiliated with Superunie quietly recalled waffles and cookies from their shelves on Wednesday because they contain toxic insecticide , AD reported on Thursday. "We expect more such silent recalls", Wilco Jansen of Emté said to the newspaper. "There are many products with a lot of egg in them. No idea where this is going to end."

No Surrender
Aug 24 '17 08:06

No Surrender founder Klaas Otto, currently in custody in the Middelburg prison, was able to listen to the tapped conversations of other inmates due to a police blunder, NOS reports. Otto is in custody because he is suspected of extortion, assault and arson, amongst other things. In preparation for his trial, he requested the tapped recordings of phone calls he made from prison. He also got the tapped conversations of other prisoners. 

Amserdam Politie 2
Aug 24 '17 07:46

A concert by American band Allah-Las in the Maassilo in Rotterdam on Wednesday night, was canceled after the Spanish police tipped the Dutch authorities off about a potential terrorist threat. A few hundred meters from the Maassilo, the Rotterdam police pulled over a van with Spanish license plates and found gas bottles inside. The driver was arrested, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Aug 23 '17 08:43

Minister Stef Blok of Security and Justice is revoking the Dutch citizenship of a convicted jihadist for the first time. , but this is the first time it is being used, NOS reports.

Police officers on the street
Aug 23 '17 08:16

On Tuesday website GeenStijl published a screenshot of the online police system showing the name and ethnicity of a driver that . The Amsterdam police is shocked by this leak. They believe that a police officer must have sent the information to the controversial news site and promise to get to the bottom of it, the Volkskrant reports.

School bags
Aug 23 '17 07:39

A pedagogical assistant child care institution in De Bilt, may also have abused other kids. Several other parents pressed charges against 27-year-old Bart C. from Utrecht since an information evening was held about his arrest, the Public Prosecutor said, ANP reports.

German police intercept 5,000 Trump-shaped ecstasy pills stamped with NL on the A30 near Osnabrück, 21 Aug 2017
Aug 22 '17 08:43

On Monday afternoon the German police arrested a father and son on the A30 after finding 5 thousand ecstasy pills shaped like Donald Trump's head in their car. NL is stamped on the back of the pills, Osnabrück police said on Facebook.

The 57-year-old father and 17-year-old son were pulled over near Osnabrück. According to the German police, the orange colored pills are worth about about 39 thousand euros. A large amount of money was also found in the car.

The two were on their way back from the Netherlands, where they wanted to buy a car, they told the police. 

Robin Linschoten
Aug 22 '17 08:00

Former State Secretary Robin Linschoten (VVD) is suspected of tax fraud, ANP reports. He must appear in the court of Amsterdam on September 1st. The Public Prosecutor would not confirm that the case involves Linschoten, only saying that the suspect is a 60-year-old man from Eemnes - Linschoten's age and hometown, NOS reports. 

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Aug 22 '17 07:31

A 53-year-old woman from Doetinchem was arrested in connection with a n her hometown early on Sunday morning. The police are still struggling to identify the victim. The victim is not the resident of the home on Papaverstraat that burned down, and the resident is not a suspect, the police said, according to De Gelderlander.

Gavel (Source: Wikimedia/Brian Turner)
Aug 21 '17 08:13

The number of people prosecuted for human trafficking in the Netherlands last year, was a quarter lower than the year before, NRC reported on Monday based on figures from the Council for the Judiciary. This does not necessarily mean that human trafficking decreased, but rather that the police are giving priority to other crimes, experts said to the newspaper.

Last year 103 people were convicted of human trafficking, compared to 139 in 2015 and 156 in 2013. 

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