abduction

Martin Kok
Oct 23 '19 08:35

The police are looking for a Scottish fugitive in connection with the murder of crime blogger and ex-criminal Martin Kok in 2016. Christopher Hughes is suspected of luring Kok to his murder, the police revealed on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday.

German police officers
Oct 14 '19 12:00

A special unit of the German police rescued a 22-year-old Polish woman on Saturday night, after she was abducted from a holiday park in the Netherlands. Three suspects, aged 26, 27 and 32, all from Poland, were arrested, the Dutch police said in a statement.

Man sought in the disappearance of 12-year-old Hania from Rotterdam, 28 June 2019
Oct 9 '19 13:30

American man James B. denies sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl in a Rotterdam hotel in June, though traces of the girl's DNA was found on his body, was revealed during a proforma hearing against him on Wednesday. The court remanded him into custody until his next hearing, scheduled for December 5th, according to Telegraaf reporter Saska Belleman tweeting live from the courtroom.

collegas-op-straat
Oct 3 '19 07:57

Two men were abducted by armed from from a home in Roosendal on Monday night, the police said on Wednesday. They were pushed into a stolen car, threatened and beaten. Four hours later the two wounded men were released in a forest in the Rotterdam district of Hoogvliet.

Johannes 'Joop' V.
Sep 24 '19 07:35

The ex fiance of the 47-year-old Dutch man suspected of murdering an 11-year-old girl in Romania is not surprised by the accusations against him. "It is a shock, but he had a past. This is not really a surprise for me", she said to Omroep Brabant.

Romanian police
Sep 23 '19 07:33

A Dutch man may be a suspect in the abduction and murder of an 11-year-old girl in Romania. The girl, Mihaela Fieraru, did not come home from school on Friday. Her body was found on Sunday, in a field a few kilometers from her hometown of Gura Sutii, NOS and NU.nl report.

The Romanian police have not confirmed the suspect's nationality, but Romanian media report that he's Dutch based on an unofficial statement from a police officer.

Insiya Hemani
Sep 5 '19 13:30

The father of Insiya Hemani, a little girl kidnapped from Amsterdam in 2016, has to pay her mother a penalty of 10 thousand euros for every day he keeps their daughter with him in India, the court in The Hague ruled, Het Parool reports.

Shehzad Hemani has to start paying from the day the ruling reaches him in India, according to the newspaper. The ruling was sent to him last week Wednesday. The sum can run up to a maximum of one million euros.

Gavel with lady justice in the background
Aug 16 '19 16:00

Armin A., a 25-year-old man convicted of forcing an underage girl to work as a prostitute in Valkenburg in 2015, has again been sentenced to prison. The court in Maastricht sentenced him to 2.5 years in prison with institutionalized psychiatric treatment for abducting and assaulting his ex-girlfriend. He was also found guilty of drug trafficking and burglary, RTL Nieuws reports.

Child playing with toy airplane
Jul 26 '19 10:10

For the first time in four years, the number of children abducted in the Netherlands decreased last year. In 2018 a total of 221 child abductions were reported to the Center for International Child Abduction, compared to 288 the year before, NOS reports.

Missing Ahmad kids from left to right - Tala, Sharifa, Berivan, and Hain
Jul 19 '19 11:50

Four young kids abducted from The Hague by their father last month, are now staying at their parents' old home in Raqqa, Syria, according to their mother Rasha Saleh. She desperately wants to go and get them back, but she doesn't dare to. "He wants me to come by so he can kill me", the 28-year-old mother said to Omroep West.

Missing Ahmad kids from left to right - Tala, Sharifa, Berivan, and Hain
Jul 18 '19 13:30

Four young children were abducted from The Hague by their father last month, the police announced on Thursday. The police believe the father took them to Syria.

The missing person reports for 2-year-old Tala, 3-year-old Sharifa, 5-year-old Berivan, and 7-year-old Hain Ahmad state that their father picked the two younger kids up from school under "false pretenses" on June 21st. He then picked up the two older children and they haven't been seen since. It is believed that he took them to Syria. 

Insiya Hemani, kidnapped from Amsterdam in September 2016
Jul 11 '19 13:30

On Thursday the court in Amsterdam sentenced six people to up to four years in prison for their involvement in the abduction of then 2-year-old Insiya Hemani from her grandmother's Amsterdam apartment in 2016. The court considered it proven that, ordered by the girl's father, these six people helped to violently take Insiya away from her mother, NU.nl reports.

aanhouding-op-straat
Jul 8 '19 11:10

A 37-year-old man from Beverwijk was seriously injured when he was briefly abducted in his hometown on Saturday night. A total of four suspects were arrested, the police said in a statement. Witnesses report shots being fired. 

The police responded to a report of a man being forced into a delivery van on Melis Stokelaan in Beverwijk at around 10:45 p.m. on Saturday. Responding officers spotted a delivery van on Beneluxlaan. When the driver noticed the police, he sped off. The police gave chase.

collegas-op-straat
May 30 '19 15:50

A woman was nearly abducted in the Noord-Brabant town of Vlijmen on Monday, May 6th. A man pulled her from her bicycle and tried to push her into a car, but she managed to get away. The police are looking for witnesses or anyone with information that may aid in this investigation.

The attempted abduction happened at round 10:35 p.m. The woman was cycling over Heidjijk in Vlijmen and onto Moerputtenweg, on her way to work in Den Bosch. There was little to no traffic at that time. She heard a car approaching from behind her, and was overtaken at high speed a moment later. 

Sander Dekker
May 30 '19 09:56

The Ministry for Legal Protection implemented a number of extra measures and stricter rules for psychiatric institutions that treat prisoners following the murder of Anne Faber, Minister Sander Dekker said in a letter to parliament. The 25-year-old woman was raped and killed by Michael P., who was being treated by such a clinic at the time for the last part of the prison sentence he received for raping two minor girls.

Insiya Hemani
May 13 '19 15:10

The Public Prosecution Service wants to start prosecuting the father of kidnapped Amsterdam girl Inisiya Hemani within two months, the Prosecutor said on Monday during the continuation of the trial against five men and a woman suspected of involvement in the young girl's abduction, AD reports.

Dutch police officer
May 10 '19 11:29

A German man was abducted in the Gelderland village of Nijbroek last week Friday, the police said in a statement on Thursday night. He was released again unharmed a time later. The police are looking for the abductors and call on people with information to come forward.

Insiya Hemani, kidnapped from Amsterdam in September 2016
May 8 '19 11:00

The Dutch judiciary failed ot question Shehzad Hemani, the father of abducted Amsterdam toddler Insiya, as a witness in India, the Public Prosecutor said on Tuesday.

May 1 '19 11:30

A police unit freed two Shell employees who were abducted in Nigeria last week, a Shell spokesperson said on Tuesday. The two are doing well, according to the spokesperson, NU.nl reports.

The two employees were abducted during a work outing at Rumuji in the Niger Delta last week Thursday. Their police escort was killed during the attack. On Tuesday morning the two employees were rescued by a police commando team from the southern state of Rivers.

collegas-op-straat
Mar 14 '19 10:50

The police arrested a man on Wednesday for abducting his 9-year-old son from the child's mother in Eindhoven. The father loaded the child into a car and drove off with him, NU.nl reports.

Responding police officers found the car a short time later. Both father and son were inside the car. The father was arrested and taken to a police station for further investigation.

The boy was reunited with his mother. He is doing fine under the circumstances, according to the newspaper.

Due to the family's privacy, the police released no further details about the incident. 

Insiya Hemani
Mar 7 '19 11:00

The court in Noord-Holland awarded sole custody of abducted Amsterdam girl Insiya Hemani to her mother Nadia Rashid. The court revoked father Shehzad Hemani's custody in a civil lawsuit filed by the Child Care and Protection Board last month, according to the recently published ruling, NOS reports.

Spanish police
Feb 6 '19 16:10

An 8-year-old boy who was kidnapped by his father in Eindhoven in June, was found in Barcelona. The child is currently in the care of the Spanish foster system while awaiting his return to the Netherlands. One suspect was arrested, NU.nl reports.

The boy's father is still nowhere to be found, the Spanish police and Dutch Public Prosecutor reported. The child was found in a home in Spain with someone else. This person was arrested.

collegas-op-straat
Feb 1 '19 09:11

A young woman who seemed to be abducted in Rotterdam on Wednesday evening, was found safe and sound, the police said on Twitter.

A witness called the police about a possible kidnapping on Paul Krugerstraat in Rotterdam on Wednesday evening. The police looked at surveillance camera footage and saw the woman being pushed into a car by two men. The police immediately launched an investigation.

Nicky Verstappen, murdered at age 11 in Brunssum in August 1998
Dec 12 '18 15:10

Jos B., the 56-year-old man suspected of sexually assaulting and killing 11-year-old Nicky Verstappen in Brunssummerheide in 1998, denies having anything to do with the child's death. He did confess to viewing child pornography, but said in court on Wednesday that he downloaded it accidentally, the Telegraaf reports.

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