There were fewer incidents in Amsterdam over New Year's 2016-2017 compared to the previous year. Amsterdam counted a total of 255 incidents involving fireworks, vandalism, arson or abuse during the previous turning of the year. That amounts to 3 incidents per 10,000 inhabitants, compared to 3.6 during the 2015-2016 New Year's celebrations, Het Parool reports based on figures LocalFocus got from the police.
A 38-year-old man from Voorburg was arrested on Tuesday for throwing his girlfriend out of a first floor window. An hour before this happened, the police also responded to the home after neighbors complained about the noise. Then the Voorburg man told the police they were having a "nice Christmas night", AD reports.
Pieter Zwart, CEO of Coolblue, was assaulted and robbed near the Hotel New York in Rotterdam on Friday night. Zwart was treated in hospital and was then allowed to go home, RTV Rijnmond reports.
A 23-year-old man with no fixed place of residence was arrested. A second suspect fled.
Why Zwart was attacked is not yet known. According to the police, he was hit on the head and lost consciousness for a time. A person who tried to help him, was also attacked.
The court convicted two police officers involved in the fatal arrest of Mitch Henriquez of assault with death as a result. They were each given a conditionally suspended prison sentence of 6 months. The judge ruled that there is a direct link between Henriquez's death and the chokehold used on him during his arrest at a music festival in The Hague in 2015, NU.nl reports.
Camiel Eurlings will make a statement about allegations of him abusing his girlfriend in 2015 at the explicit request of Dutch Olympic committee NOC*NSF. The committee, of which Eurlings is a board member, wants him to make a "public confession", NU.nl reports.
The NOC*NSF hopes that this will help restore calm. "He is still damaging the sport", an anonymous board member said to the Volkskrant. Another board member added that calm can not be restored without effort. "And we are after all the face of Dutch sport. It is up to us to do something."
The police acknowledged that they were too quick to conclude that an attack on two gay men in Arnhem earlier this year was due to homophobia. "Our reporting should have been different", the Gelderland police said in a press release on Tuesday, NOS 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.
Henk Kuipers, the leader of outlaw motorcycle club No Surrender, was arrested in his home in Emmen on Tuesday morning. The 53-year-old man is suspected of assault, extortion, threats, violent theft and forgery. A 59-year-old man from Sneek was also arrested on suspicion of forgery and extortion, the Public Prosecutor announced.
Rotterdam DJ April Grey was attacked twice by the same man over the past months. Both attacks happened early on a Sunday morning, after she was done playing at club Nora on Coolsingel in the city. And both times the man tried to maim her face. On Tuesday the police shared the man's description on Opsporing Verzocht, in the hope that information from the public will lead to an arrest.
On Tuesday the police arrested four men for being involved in disturbances in the Venlo district of Blerick following a fatal shooting on November 1st. The four men are suspected of public violence and assault. They form part of a group of people who harassed and threatened journalists a day after the shooting, NU.nl reports.
A 40-year-old player for football club Victoria '03 from Oudenbosch was arrested for kicking a player for football club DSE in the head during a match between the two teams in Etten-Leur on Sunday. The victim was taken to hospital, Omroep Brabant reports.
The DSE player's condition is stable, a board member of the club said to the broadcaster.
A man was hit on the head with a hammer after an argument in an Amsterdam subway on Sunday evening. The victim was taken to hospital. The police are looking for three men, Het Parool reports.
The incident happened around 7:40 p.m. on subway 54 towards Gein. The man and three others had an argument. Between the stops at Amstelstation and Van der Madeweg, one of the three men attacked him with a hammer, a police spokesperson said to the newspaper.
Two kissing women were assaulted on an Amsterdam street early on Tuesday morning. One of the victims is documentary maker Denise Kelm Soares, who is in the city for the documentary festival IDFA. She believes they were attacked because of their sexuality, Trouw reports.
A group of women went to the city center for a night out on Monday night and left a club early on Tuesday morning. The two women were attacked as they walked through the city around 4:00 a.m.
A 64-year-old pastor of the PKN church in the Gelderland village of Rhenoy, was attacked in her church on Tuesday. The seriously injured woman was found lying in a pool of blood in the church on Dorpstraat and rushed to the hospital, NOS reports.
The pastor had an appointment to meet a piano tuner in the church. When she didn't return home, her roommate went to check up on her and found her lying in a pool of blood. Local residents say she was hit on the head with a hammer, though the police would not confirm that, according to the broadcaster.
Three members of a family in the Noord-Holland town of Uitgeest threatened, insulted and even attacked police officers to prevent them seizing their car, NOS reports.
A judge decided that the car had to be confiscated - why was not revealed. The police went to their home on Thursday to do so, but the family refused to hand over the keys. When the officers tried to call in a towing vehicle, the situation escalated.
A 23-year-old man from Almere and a 35-year-old woman from Drachten were arrested in Meppel on Sunday afternoon for assaulting a train conductor and a police officer, the Telegraaf reports.
During a ticket check on the train, the conductor found that the man was not traveling with a valid transport ticket - he had someone else's ticket and had scratched off the picture. And the woman had not checked in at the station. The man insulted and assaulted the conductor.
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."
A group of men threatened and harassed journalists in the Venlo district of Blerick on Thursday. A reporter and cameraman from PowNed were assaulted, and journalists from ANP and NOS were also targeted. Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus of Justice and Security denounced these attacks, calling them unacceptable in the weekly ministerial council on Friday, according to 1Limburg.
State Secretary Barbara Visser of Defense calls on victims of abuses in the Dutch armed forces to come forward, following a report in the Volkskrant about three soldiers who left their unit in Schaarsbergen after being assaulted, bullied, abused and even raped. "Unacceptable. I read the article and had chills. This is not worthy of Defense", the State Secretary said to ANP.
Three Dutch soldiers left their unit in Schaarsbergen in 2014 because they were assaulted, bullied, extorted, abused and one was raped, the Volkskrant reports. Some of these incidents happened during hazing. Four soldiers from the same unit were punished. One of the victims filed a police declaration about the incidents two weeks ago, according to the newspaper.
An 8-year-old boy who was found emaciated and neglected on a campground in Winterswijk in July, was beaten, tied up and locked in a chest, the Public Prosecutor revealed in a pro-forma hearing against the boy's parents on Tuesday. The boy's father partly confessed to the abuse, AD reports.
The court in Zutphen decided that both parents will stay in custody for the time being, and that they will go to the Pieter Baan Center for psychiatric evaluations. The couple is accused of abuse and unlawful deprivation of liberty.
A 58-year-old man from Winterswijk was seriously injured when someone attacked him with a hammer on Sunday afternoon. According to witnesses, the perpetrator hit him on the back of the head with a hammer, before fleeing in a car, AD reports.
The incident happened just after 1:00 p.m. on Verlengde Morsestraat. The police released a statement saying that they're investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and that they are looking for the perpetrator. Investigators call on witnesses to come forward.
A Lieutenant Colonel in charge of border control at Schiphol airport, was arrested late last week for assaulting a soldier in training. The Lieutenant Colonel's wife accused the cadet of assaulting her during officers training, but that assault was covered up, the Lieutenant Colonel's lawyer Michael Ruperti told newspaper AD.
A man suspected of stabbing a 38-year-old man to death on a busy Amsterdam subway in July, is a patient at AMC's psychiatric department in Amsterdam. At the time of the stabbing, suspect Philip O. was on leave from the clinic, the Public Prosecutor confirmed to NU.nl following reports by AT5.
A magistrate ruled on Tuesday that 27-year-old O. must be admitted ot the Pieter Baan Center for a mental health examination. He is being charged with murder. The judiciary also suspects him of assaulting an AMC nurse in June. The investigation against the man is still ongoing.