assault

Leeuwarden city hall
May 16 '18 14:20

On Wednesday the police arrested a man in the city hall of Leeuwarden for threatening and attacking an employee. The municipal employee sustained injuries to his hand, NU.nl reports.

The man threatened the employee with "something that looks like a knife", a spokesperson for the police said to the newspaper. The employee was checked over by paramedics. The extent of his injuries is unclear.

The police closed down the city hall for investigation. The suspect was taken to a police station for questioning.

Dutch police crime scene tape
May 10 '18 16:10

An intruder broke into a home on Maliesingel in Utrecht on Wednesday night. He assaulted the resident and left him tied up while he searched the home for valuables. The police are looking for witnesses.

According to the police, the man came into the house through a window around 11:00 p.m. The resident was assaulted and tied up. The perpetrator searched through the home and eventually left around 00:30 a.m., taking cash and other items with him.

gele-politiejas
May 9 '18 14:00

The police are investigating the assault of a 14-year-old boy in Tilburg last month. The boy was beaten up by a group of other boys on the Nassauplein. He sustained torn eardrums, Omroep Brabant reports.

vindicat
May 8 '18 14:30

The University of Groningen and the Hanze Univeristy of Applied Sciences scrapped the management subsidies for student association Vindicat for the academic year 2017/2018. This follows a student being and the association failing to report this incident, a spokesperson for the Hanze University confirmed to NU.nl.

collegas-op-straat
May 7 '18 08:13

A female employee of psychiatric prison De Rooyse Wissel in Oostrum was assaulted by a detainee on Sunday afternoon. The assault happened in the clinic's day activity center, the clinic said in a statement on its website.

The employee was taken to hospital for examination. "We are very shocked by this event. Our first focus is on the care of our employees and patients." De Rooyse Wissel said.

The police are investigating the incident, and the clinic also launched an internal investigation.

Jail
May 3 '18 09:21

A friend of a Czech waiter who was assaulted by a group of Dutch men in Prague, is coming to the Netherlands next week to do his "own investigation" into the perpetrators, a spokesperson for the waiter's family said to news wire ANP.

vindicat
May 2 '18 08:53

A member of Groningen student association was assaulted by two other members of the student association in December last year. Vindicat failed to report this incident to the relevant authorities, as they are obliged to do under the new hazing code. This new incident was massively met with disgust and calls for sanctions against the student association.

man-wordt-geboeid-afgevoerd arrest
May 1 '18 12:00

On Saturday night the police arrested a 30-year-old man from Capelle aan den IJssel for assaulting his ex-wife. The suspect was very aggressive and was placed in an isolation cell, where he took a bite out of the cell's padded wall, the police said in a statement.

Police officers responded to the victim's home around 8:00 p.m. on Saturday night, after she called for help. At the home in the Middelwatering neighborhood of Capelle aan den IJssel, the officers found the woman covered in bruises. Her young child was with her.

Gavel (Source: Wikimedia/Brian Turner)
Apr 27 '18 15:10

Three of seven Dutch people arrested in Prague for assaulting a waiter were sentenced to suspended prison sentences of eight months and deported from the Czech Republic. Two Dutch are still in custody, NU.nl reports.

man-wordt-geboeid-afgevoerd arrest
Apr 26 '18 11:40

One of two men attacked during Grindr dates in Dordrecht three weeks ago, was arrested by the police on Wednesday. The 33-year-old man is suspected of grooming - knowingly trying to make a date with an underage child, the police said in a statement.

gele-politiejas
Apr 26 '18 09:17

One of seven Dutch men arrested in Prague over the weekend for assaulting a waiter, is a police officer from Amsterdam. He is one of two suspects that have since been released from custody, the police confirmed to RTL Nieuws.

Police officers on the street
Apr 25 '18 07:51

Three police officers were attacked by a group of at least 20 people in Geldrop on Tuesday afternoon. They felt so threatened that the pulled their firearms to keep the mob at a distance. Four people were arrested, Omroep Brabant reports.

The three cops were writing a ticket on Bogardeind around 3:00 p.m. on Thursday. The man who was getting the fine got into an argument with the police. When they tried to arrest him, the man's friends stormed out of nearby hotel restaurant De Brabantse Boerin, where they were gathered.

Jail
Apr 24 '18 13:40

Seven Dutch men were arrested in Prague for assaulting a waiter in the center of the city. They attacked the waiter on Saturday after the waiter told them they couldn't drink alcohol they brought themselves on a terrace, RTL Nieuws reports.

Czech newspapers report that the assaulted waiter is in intensive care in hospital. The Dutch men are between the ages of 24 and 32 years old and were arrested at the airport.

collegas-op-straat
Apr 23 '18 15:50

The police are looking for a mountain bike rider who pushed an 80-year-old cyclist off his bicycle in Egmond aan den Hoef on Saturday. The elderly man sustained a broken nose, broken fingers, a bruised hand and various abrasions, NH Nieuws reports.

According to the victim's son Erwin Palsma, his father addressed the mountain biker for cutting him off on Hemweg. The mountain biker got angry, and pushed the elderly man off his bicycle before cycling away towards Bergen.

Mirissa, Sri Lanka
Apr 12 '18 09:48

A Dutch tourist was assaulted at a bar in Mirissa in Sri Lanka early on Sunday morning after he tried to stop employees at the bar sexually harassing two female tourists, British newspaper Daily Mirror reports.

According to the newspaper, a group of tourists, including the Dutch man and two British women, had dinner and drinks at a beach bar in the town of Mirissa on Sunday night. Waiters at the bar repeatedly sexually harassed the two women during the night. "The tried to dance near us and groped us from time to time during the night", one of the women said to the newspaper.

man-wordt-geboeid-afgevoerd arrest
Apr 10 '18 09:44

The police arrested another four suspects for involvement i over Easter weekend. Both victims were attacked, separately, shortly after arriving at a meeting spot for a date made on app Grindr.

Violence against emergency workers
Apr 10 '18 07:58

The number of people suspected of violence against people with a public duty, like police officers, firefighters and paramedics, increased by nearly 20 percent last year. In 2017 a total of 8,964 people were suspected of verbally or physically attacking an emergency worker, compared to 7,502 the year before, NOS reports.

Barbara Visser
Apr 5 '18 15:40

Three soldiers accused of various forms of misconduct at the Airmobile Brigade barracks in Scaarsbergen, filed a complaint against State Secretary Barbara Visser of Defense. They believe the State Secretary already publicly condemned them, despite the investigation still being ongoing, AD reports.

arrestant-staat-voor-politiebalie
Apr 3 '18 14:10

The police arrested a 14-year-old boy from Dordrecht on Monday night on suspicion of involvement in in the town over the weekend.

Both victims were attacked shortly after meeting up with someone for a date made on dating app Grindr. The first victim was assaulted on Smitsweg during the early hours of Saturday morning. The second man managed to get away from his attackers on Schenkeldijk early on Sunday morning. 

Rainbow flag
Apr 2 '18 07:51

Two gay men were attacked in Dordrecht over the weekend shortly after meeting someone on a date made on dating app Grindr. One victim had to go to hospital for treatment. The second managed to flee before being injured. The police believe the men may have been attacked due to their sexual orientation and are investigating whether the two incidents are connected. 

Gavel (Source: Wikimedia/Brian Turner)
Mar 28 '18 10:50

The Public Prosecutor demanded 18 months in prison against a 32-year-old man from Arnhem accused of abusing and humiliating his girlfriend. He forced the severely bruised and practically naked woman to stand on a Hoogeveen street with a sign reading 'whore' around her neck, was revealed in court on Tuesday, NOS reports.

The incident happened in July 2014, in front of the woman's apartment building in Hoogeveen. The woman was wearing only her panties. A neighbor called the police after spotting the bruised and shaking woman.

Arrest
Mar 20 '18 14:30

A 36-year-old man from Heerlen was arrested in Tilburg on Monday night after he threatened a traffic controller with death and then assaulted a number of police officers, Omroep Brabant reports.

The man lost it when a traffic controller instructed him to wait at the crossing of Ringbaan-West and Van Limburg Stirumlaan around 11:00 p.m. The Heerlen man became aggressive, threatened the traffic controller with death, took his two-way radio and smashed it on the ground. Then the suspect walked up Van Limburg Stirumlaan. 

Violence against emergency workers
Mar 12 '18 10:40

A 35-year-old man was arrested in Amersfoort on Sunday night after he threw his bicycle at a passing ambulance and then assaulted the driver, ANP reports.

The incident happened on Utrechtseweg. The man threw a bicycle at a passing ambulance, hitting it. The paramedics stopped, thinking that they hit someone. When the driver opened his door, the man again threw the bicycle at the ambulance. When the driver approached him, he punched the driver in the face.

aanhouding-op-straat
Mar 12 '18 08:04

A police officer was assaulted and choked in Amersfoort during the early hours of Saturday morning. She was taken to hospital with a severe concussion and injuries to her face. Six young people were arrested, the police said in a statement.

National Police Chief Erik Akerboom expressed his disgust over the incident. "Aggression, alcohol and drugs are too often the cause. Harsh punishment is the only thing that fits", he said on Twitter. He called it "shocking and unacceptable". 

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