Two men were seriously injured in stabbings at asylum centers in Middelburg and Grave on Sunday evening. The victims were taken to hospital. A total of three suspects were arrested, NU.nl reports.
Emergency services found a body in recreational lake Hilgelo near Winterswijk while searching for a missing swimmer on Tuesday. The victim has not yet been identified, NU.nl reports.
The missing swimmer is an asylum seeker living in the asylum center in Winterswijk. He disappeared under water after jumping from a raft on Monday. The man was at the water with other asylum seekers from the center.
Emergency services searched recreation lake Hilgelo near Winterswijk for hours for a drowned man on Monday night. The man jumped from a raft and disappeared under water, NOS repots.
According to the police, the victim is a young man living in a nearby asylum center. He was swimming with some other residents fo the center when he disappeared under water.
The municipality of Weert is having a crisis debate on Wednesday regarding problems with criminal asylum seekers staying in the local asylum center. The municipality will discuss this issue with the central agency for the reception of asylum seekers COA, the Public Prosecutor, the police and the Repatriation and Departure Service, ANP reports.
Three people were arrested in the asylum center in Weert on Monday evening on suspicion of violence and vandalism. Initial reports stated that a man was threatening others with a firearm, but the police emphasize that this was not the case, the Telegraaf reports.
Sources told regional newspaper 1Limburg that tensions were high in the asylum center all day and that a man with a firearm threatened to shoot people. According to the police, this is not what happened and there was no question of a hostage situation.
Minister Sigrid Kaag of of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation wants detention centers for asylum seekers in Libya to close as soon as possible, she said after paying a visit to such a center in Tripoli. She was horrified by the conditions in which asylum seekers live in these centers, RTL Nieuws reports.
Last year 77 percent of Dutch adults felt that the Netherlands should shelter asylum seekers who fled their country due to war or persecution, according to a survey by Statistics Netherlands. Half said that asylum seekers who left their countries for economic reasons should not be allowed to live or work in the Netherlands.
The presence of an asylum center has no measurable effect on safety and crime in a neighborhood, scientific research and documentation center WODC concludes in a study done on behalf of the Ministry of Justice and Security. State Secretary Mark Harbers sent the results to the Tweede Kamer, NOS reports.
The police arrested a 15-year-old boy at Eindhoven Central Station on Sunday on suspicion that he stabbed an underage resident of the asylum center in Weert earlier in the day. The victim was taken to hospital for treatment, the police said in a statement.
The stabbing happened around 5:00 p.m. The boy stabbed the asylum center resident and then fled by train to Eindhoven. He was arrested at the station and taken to a police station for questioning.
A police horse died during a demonstration by anti-Islam group Pegida in Nijmegen on Sunday. The horse died of heart failure and its death was not caused by its deployment to the demonstration, the Nijmegen police said on Twitter.
The horse collapsed around 2:00 p.m. near the Tunnelweg in Nijmegen. The rider was hurt in the fall. According to the police, the officer is doing "well under the circumstances".
Two residents of a villa district in Den Helder decided to stop plans for an asylum center housing 16 young asylum seekers on their street by buying the property involved themselves. The villa cost over 500 thousand euros, AD reports.
A man killed in a stabbing on Wijnesteinlaan in Utrecht on Wednesday was linked to the nearby Macruscentrum for failed asylum seekers, according to RTV Utrecht. The broadcaster could not say whether the victim was an employee at the center, or an asylum seeker. The police could not confirm this.
There is a lively trade in stolen goods at the asylum center in Delfzijl, Dagblad van het Noorden reports based on its own research. Both the police and central agency for asylum reception in the Netherlands COA say there is no evidence of this.
According to th newspaper, asylum seekers from safe countries such as Morocco and Algeria often go out to commit robbery and then sell what they stole. The paper writes that it bought sports shoes for about 15 euros, an iPhone 6s for 60 euros and a bottle of Black Label Whiskey for 5 euros.
A SWAT team arrested a 28-year-old asylum seeker after he set two small fires in the asylum center in the Brabant town of Grave on Sunday, NU.nl reports.
The fires started around 7:00 p.m. A police spokesperson confirmed to NU.nl that the a 28-year-old resident of the asylum center was arrested on suspicion of arson.
PVV leader Geert Wilders issued another deportation call on Twitter, posting a video of a "recent" fight between asylum seekers in a shelter in Apeldoorn. But according to the police, the video is just over a year old and the asylum center in which it was shot is not even open any more.
One person was injured in a fire at an asylum center in the Flevoland village of Luttelgeest, a spokesperson for the fire department confirmed to news wire ANP. The extent of his injuries is unclear.
The first 25 asylum seekers moved into former prison Bijlmerbajes on Wenchkebachweg in Amsterdam on Monday
A 59-year-old man from Almere was arrested on Thursday for performing careless and unlicensed circumcisions on young boys in the asylum center in Katwijk
The Gelderland town of Geldermalsen will not get any form of asylum center, the town council letter. According to the council, after anti-asylum center riots in the town last year, opening an asylum center is "unwise"
The Etten-Leur police arrested 11 underage boys on Sunday for brawling in an asylum shelter. The boys, aged 15 to 17 years and mostly from Syria and Eritrea, are suspected of public violence
A 54-year-old woman from Meppel was killed in an accident involving a forklift on the road in front of the COA building in Ter Apel on Wednesday, the police said in a statement.
Members of a sleeping cell of terrorist organization Islamic State were living in an "asylum camp in Nijmegen", a jihadist who turned himself in said to the French police, NRC reports.
The last 75 inmates in the Bijlmerbajes prison in Amsterdam were taken to their new home in Zaandam by bus on Wednesday. The Amsterdam prison is now empty and ready for demolition.
Amsterdam residents have mixed feelings about the municipality and COA's plan to turn the Bijlmerbajes prison complex into a temporary asylum center.