On Wednesday the court in Bristol sentenced 48-year-old Berlinah Wallace to life in prison for pouring acid over her ex-boyfriend, Mark van Dongen from Rijsbergen, in September 2015. Wallace will be eligible for early release after 12 years in prison, AD reports.
Hans J. poured caustic peracetic acid into a warehouse at IJsseland Hospital in Capelle aan den IJssel on May 4th of this year because he was angry about his colleagues bullying him, the 26-year-old man said in the court in Rotterdam on Friday. At least 16 of his colleagues got health complaints, three were seriously injured, and the hospital sustained large amounts of damage because it temporarily had to close some of its departments, the Telegraaf reports.
J. is facing charges of attempted murder or manslaughter, assault and vandalism.
A bus driver in Eindhoven was attacked by three men on Friday, January 27th, the police said on Wednesday. The perpetrators threw a corrosive liquid in the bus driver's face, injuring his eyes. It is unclear whether he will recover fully, Omroep Brabant reports.
The men threw the liquid in the bus driver's face immediately after boarding the bus at the Nicolaistraat bus stop and then fled on foot. They are still at large.
The perpetrators are all men between the ages of 20 and 25 years old with tanned skin.
A 72-year-old man from Gaanderen was arrested on Sunday on the suspicion tat he forced his way into a home in Terborg and threw a corrosive substance in the resident's face, the police said in a statement. The victim was rushed to the hospital with minor burns and breathing problems, but was back home by Sunday evening.
The first black professional football player in the Netherlands, Steve Mokone, has died at the age of 82, his former club Heracles revealed on Friday. Known as the "Black Meteor," Mokone was signed in1957 by the Almelo-based team after playing for English team, Coventry City.
Yesterday a man through a corrosive liquid, possibly acid, over a woman in a parking garage in Haarlem. The woman was taken to a hospital. The man was arrested.