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Aug 10 '18 11:00

A detainee set a matrass on fire in his cell at a police station in Meppel on Thursday afternoon. The smoke set off the fire alarm and police officers had to leave the station on Eendrachtsraat. When the fire brigade arrived, the fire was already extinguished, Dagblad van het Noorden reports.

The fire starter was arrested earlier on Thursday for theft. According to the police, he was searched multiple times before being put in the cell, but still managed to smuggle a lighter in by hiding it in one of his body cavities. The suspect was transferred to the detention center in Assen.

Aug 3 '18 13:50

Sex club Continental in the Drenthe village of De Kiel went up in flames during the early hours of Friday morning. As arson can not be ruled out, the police are doing a forensic investigation at the club, ANP reports.

The fire broke out around 2:10 a.m. at the club on Kwekebosweg. The club was closed at the time. As far as is known, no one was injured in the fire.

The building was damaged to such an extent that it must be considered lost. 

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Jul 13 '18 11:40

Two teenagers were arrested on suspicion of arson at the Avans University of Applied Sciences' art academy in Den Bosch on Sunday. An 18-year-old boy from Rosmalen turned himself in on Monday, and a 15-year-old boy from Den Bosch was arrested on Wednesday, the police announced on Thursday.

Both suspects were arraigned on Thursday. The 15-year-old was released from custody for the time being, the older suspect will stay in custody for another two weeks. 

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Jul 6 '18 13:10

A fairground operator in Uden lost four trucks to a fire around 4:30 a.m. on Friday. His fairground attraction - Encounter - was completely destroyed. The police believe arson was involved, Omroep Brabant reports.

The fire department found two bottles and a jerry can containing a flammable liquid near where the trucks were parked on Boekelsedijk. 

"Everything is ruined, everything is ruined", the operator of Encounter - a kind of modern haunted house - kept repeating to an Omroep Brabant reporter on Friday morning. He can not believe what happened. 

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Jun 25 '18 11:10

The Kanaleneiland police station in Utrecht received hundreds of cards and letters expressing support for a in an apartment building in the city on Thursday. Dozens of bunches of flowers were delivered, and social media is also flooded with messages for the police officer, NOS reports.

"We feel the support. Overwhelming", a police officer said to RTV Utrecht.

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May 18 '18 09:55

A man was left blindfolded in his car when the robbers set it on fire. He got himself out of the car just in time, the police confirmed to RTV Oost.

May 14 '18 11:30

A 38-year-old man from Steenwijk was driving in his home time during the early hours of Sunday morning when he was forced off the road and robbed. The robbers then set his car on fire. 

According to the police, this robbery, arson and attempted manslaughter happened around 3:00 a.m. The victim was driving on Meppelerweg towards the roundabout just before the A32 when he noticed a black car parked at the carpool area. The black car pulled onto the road ahead of him, blocking his way. 

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May 11 '18 12:20

In February a man was arrested on suspicion of setting a number of Arriva buses on fire last year. The suspect is a former bus driver who was fired from Arriva at the end of 2016, Brabants Dagblad reports based on various sources.

According to the newspaper, the 29-year-old man worked as a driver on Arriva's regional lines. He was fired late in 2016 because a broken relationship with another employee led to problems on the work floor.

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Jan 25 '18 15:00

A 31-year-old Dutch man was sentenced to five years in prison by a British court for his role in a "intensive criminal campaign in Europe" against British animal testing laboratory Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS). He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to blackmail. His 30-year-old wife was given a 2 year suspended prison sentence, the BBC reports.

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Jan 17 '18 07:54

The police arrested a suspect in connection with the death of Nathalie Polak. The 21-year-old woman was found dead on New Year's morning after a

An autopsy on the young woman's body revealed that she was killed in a crime, the Gelderlander reports. There were also signs of arson in her flat. 

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Jan 16 '18 17:10

One of the suspects in the case around a last year, confessed to being one of the arsonists, prosecutor Rob Kroos revealed in an introductory hearing for one of the other suspects on Tuesday, Het Parool reports.

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Nov 6 '17 09:43

For the coming month, the police will be allowed to search people for illegal weapon possession in large parts of Venlo, even without concrete suspicion, mayor Antoin Scholten announced. This measure was implemented due to unrest in the city following a fatal shooting in the Blerick district last week. "The question is whether preventative searching will restore rest in Blerick", PvdA city councilor Hay Janssen said to NOS. "We underestimated what is happening in Blerick."

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Nov 2 '17 14:10

The Public Prosecutor is seriously considering that the suspects in a, set fire to the building to claim insurance money. Two other scenarios - that the fire was set due to a relationship quarrel, and that it was set to mask traces of a burglary - are also under consideration, but insurance fraud seems more likely, was revealed during a pro-forma hearing for suspect Gilermo I. on Wednesday, ANP reports.

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Oct 31 '17 14:20

Thi H., a 28-year-old woman suspected of arson and murder in an Amersfoort house fire that , will stay in custody. In court on Tuesday H.'s lawyer called for her immediate release, arguing that the police's use of an informant to get her confession, was in violation of her human rights, AD reports.

Arson suspects in a fatal fire in a Diemen apartment building, 19 July 2017
Oct 25 '17 16:10

The police arrested a third suspect in connection with a that resulted in the death of 27-year-old philosophy student David Swart. The suspect is a 26-year-old man from Amsterdam, RTL Nieuws reports.

The Amsterdam man is suspected of arson. He is in restricted custody, which means that the only contact with the outside world he is allowed, is with his lawyer.

Arson suspects in a fatal fire in a Diemen apartment building, 19 July 2017
Oct 18 '17 10:40

The police released surveillance camera footage showing two men believed to be responsible for a in July. Student David Swart, 27, was killed in the fire and his girlfriend was seriously injured. 

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Oct 17 '17 17:20

The court in The Hague sentenced Daniel C. to six years in prisonfor in September last year. The court found C. guilty of arson, attempted manslauhter, destruction and driving under the influence. He was not given any institutionalized psychiatric treatment, because he refused to cooperate with an examination, ANP reports.

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Oct 17 '17 12:40

An overnight fwas caused by a humidifier exploding, the director of the museum told De Stentor. According to him, the spontaneous explosion was recorded by the surveillance cameras. The fire caused large amount of damage and the museum will likely be closed for repairs for a long time, the director expects.

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Oct 12 '17 12:10

The mother of David Swart, a student who died in an this summer, is pressing charges against te fire department. Another person was seriously injured in the fire. The v and the fire department had the fire under control.

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Oct 12 '17 08:52

During the early hours of Thursday morning the Gelderland town of Epe dealt with its fourth overnight fire in a row, and the sixth fire in a short time. Around 3:45 a.m., the fire department responded to a fire in a detached wooden chalet at De Koekamp campground, Omroep Gelderland reports.

The chalet was completely engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. The fire was under control by 4:30 a.m., but the chalet can be considered lost, according to the fire department. The police believe it was arson.

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Sep 5 '17 12:46

The Public Prosecutor demanded an appellate court order prison sentences of 21, 19, 15 and 13 years against five people suspected of involvement in the murder of Yvon Pfaff in Sint-Michielsgestel in 2014.

The demand corresponds to the sentences the court imposed on the suspects last year. The suspects filed the appeal in the case, NU.nl reports.

No Surrender
Sep 1 '17 15:20

A man the authorities believed was hired to attack prosecutor Greetje Bos, was released from custody, the Public Prosecutor announced. The investigation did not confirm the suspicions against him, NU.nl reports.

Emergency services at the scene of a massive fire at Holland Casino in Groningen, the casino was completely destroyed, 27 Aug 2017
Aug 29 '17 16:10

There are no indications that arson was involved in a on Sunday, mayor Peter den Oudsten said on Tuesday. The police are therefore halting their investigation. RTL Nieuws reports.

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Aug 21 '17 14:40

An Audi RS5 burnt out under suspicious circumstances in the Utrecht neighborhood of Lombok during the early hours of Monday morning. The car was stolen from Berlicum late in December 2016. The police believe arson was involved, NOS reports.

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