A total of four people were killed in a number of serious traffic accidents in the Netherlands on Monday morning. Three people were killed along the A6 towards Muiden when their car ended up in the water. And a cyclist was killed in Breda when she was hit by a truck. A toddler in a trailer on the bicycle survived unharmed.
A woman gave birth on an Arriva Bus in Breda on Sunday evening. The baby boy was born on line 115 on Markendaalseweg, with the help of bus driver and passengers, Omroep Brabant reports.
Bus driver Frans Videler saw in his mirror that something was up with the woman. He heard a shout and saw her water break. He pulled the bus over, let traffic control know via the emergency button and called the emergency services. He was still on the line when the baby was born
A 10-month-old baby was flung out of her mother's car and onto the road in an accident on the A58 highway on Tuesday afternoon. A trucker blocked the highway to protect the girl from oncoming traffic. Both baby and her 29-year-old mother survived the accident, though the extent of their injuries is unknown.
The 29-year-old woman from Tilburg hit the guard rail for unknown reasons and the car rolled, NOS reports. The baby was flung out of the car, car seat and all.
A 33-year-old man was arrested in Oosterhout on Monday afternoon after he kidnapped a baby in Breda. The baby was found safe and unharmed, still in the man's possession. Paramedics took care of the baby while the seemingly disturbed man was arrested, AD reports.
The man has some kind of connection with the child, though the police would not confirm the relationship due to privacy concerns. The police did say that the man had an appointment with aid workers and a woman at aid organization Veilig Thuis and that he took the baby from there.
The attempted robbery of an Albert Heijn grocery store led police to fire gunshots in the apprehension of some suspects, and the shutdown of a long stretch of the A16 highway after a police chase involving another suspect. Rapid responding police units foiled the crime in ’s-Gravendeel, a small Zuid-Holland town outside of Dordrecht.
Officers raced to the scene, after a commotion woke people in the neighborhood around 3 a.m. on Monday. Residents wanting to know what was going on were told to immediately return indoors.
A 25-year-old motorist from Prinsenbeek was arrested on King's Night for crashing into three pedestrians in Breda and then driving off. An 18-year-old man from Glize and a 20-year-old man from Hoogerheide were taken to hospital for treatment. The third, a 21-year-old from Etten-Leur, sustained minor injuries, the police said in a statement.
The motorist sped away after hitting the pedestrians, but the police were able to track him down. He was arrested in a parking lot in Etten-Leur shortly after the incident. A breathalyzer test revealed that the he had too much to drink.
The family living in a house in on Elzenbroek in Breda where a hand grenade exploded on Monday morning, has no idea why they were targeted, the 26-year-old man and his 26-year-old girlfriend said to the police. The family, which includes two young children, moved into the house about a year ago, ANP reports.
The Dutch municipalities of Leiden, The Hague, Deventer, Groningen and Breda are all establishing a Children's Council in which the aldermen of these cities will actively work with the recommendations of kids. Princess Laurentien of the Missing Chapter Foundation and State Secretary Jetta Klijnsma of Social Affairs will kick off the test run for the Children's Councils on Tuesday, ANP reports.
An explosion in front of a home on Elzenbroek in Breda woke up the entire street around 3:30 a.m. on Monday morning. The police believe a hand grenade was involved. The home and at least three cars were damaged, a police spokesperson told NOS.
The four residents of the home, including two children, were unharmed. The home's window was shattered.
The circumstances around the explosion, which happened in the neighborhood Haagse Beemden, is still unclear. The police are investigating and expect that the investigation will take some time.
A 63-year-old woman from Breda was found dead in a forest in Ulvenhout on Sunday. Her body was found by sniffer dogs during a training exercise, NU.nl reports.
The woman went missing in January. According to the police, the body was lying in the forest for "quite a time". While the cause of the woman's death is not yet clear, the police don't believe she was murdered.
The body was found along the Huisdreef. The sniffer dogs in training were in the middle of an exercise when one of the animals caught a scent. The dog trainers called the police.
A group of Dutch entrepreneurs, united under the name Legal Cannabis Coalition (LCC), wants to cultivate cannabis in the former Breda prison known in Dutch as the Koepelgevangenis, television program Brandpunt reports. The entrepreneurs and their companies have no experience in cannabis cultivation, but hope to get their hands on a large part of the cannabis market.
A wheelchair bound woman was attacked with a corrosive liquid on Jacob Catssingel in Breda on Friday afternoon. The woman told the police that two men on a scooter followed her from a park around 1:00 p.m. and threw the liquid over her, Omroep Brabant reports.
The perpetrators fled after attacking the woman. The police believe that hydrochloric acid was used in the attack.
Residents of all apartments in the Brabantpark area of Breda were informed on Tuesday that their balconies are not safe. Housing association WonenBreburg sent the residents of 160 apartments a letter advising them not to step onto the balconies because they may collapse. A total of 320 balconies' safety can not be guaranteed, Omroep Brabant reports.
PVV leader Geert Wilders is resuming his party's public campaign for the upcoming parliamentary elections. "We are going into the country", he said on Wednesday, RTL Nieuws reports.
Two police officers were attacked by two men from Breda while trying to break up a fight during Carnival celebrations in Prinsenbeek, the police said in a statement.
Around 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday two cycling police officers noticed a woman attacking a doorman in a bar on Markt in Prinsenbeek. The two officers intervened and tried to arrest the 25-year-old woman. She completely lost it, according to the police.
Two men interfered with the arrest and attacked the cops. One of the police officers was hit so hard that his helmet broke.
After watching a SBS6 television program about life in camp grounds Fort Oranje on Wednesday, Breda resident Gerrie Vermeulen was so shocked that he decided to spring into action. He set up a Facebook group "Save the people of Fort Oranje" in the hopes that some publicity will get the attention of politicians, Omroep Brabant reports.
The police arrested six people in connection with the kidnapping of a 53-year-old man in the small Dutch town of Nunspeet in December. The arrests were made on Wednesday, the police said in a statement. So far no information was released about the motive for the kidnapping.
The suspects are two men from Breda age 50 and 29, two from Tilburg age 36 and 30, a 59-year-old from Rotterdam and a 67-year-old man from Alphen aan den Rijn. Seven homes in Breda, Tilburg, Oss, Rotterdam and Alphen aan den Rijn were raided. A number of items were seized, including two firearms.
A 22-year-old man from Breda was arrested on Sunday in connection with the theft of four chocolate-colored Old English Bulldog puppies from care farm De Mekkerbek in Baarle-Nassau last week, ANP reports.
The Breda police went to the man's home based on a tip and found one of the very expensive puppies there.
From today French thriller Elle by director Paul Verhoeven will be showing again in seven cinemas in the Netherlands, distributor Independent Films announced. Cinemas in Haarlem, Den Bosch, Zwolle, Enschede, Amsterdam, Breda and Hoorn all requested a copy of the film after Ell was awarded two Golden Globes, NU.nl reports.
No train traffic is possible to and from Roosendaal on Tuesday morning. A short circuit caused by an electrical fire in a substation means that there is no electricity on the overhead, according to ProRail.
Anis Amri, the man responsible for an attack on a Christmas market in Berlin on December 19th, traveled through the Netherlands after the attack, according o Italian and French media Italian newspapers La Republica and Corriere della Sera report that a SIM card was found in his bag that was only distributed in the Netherlands, NOS reports.
During Christmas and New Year's insurance companies in the Netherlands receive on average double the number of claims as on ordinary days, according to figures from the Dutch Association of Insurers. However, for the third year in a row there was a decrease in the number of burglary claims last year, AD reports.
Last year there wre some 38 thousand burglaries across the country, compared to 45 thousand in 2014. That is a decrease of about 18 percent. Compared to 2013, the number of burglary claims submitted per day halved from 250 to 125.
The police made a breakthrough in the case surrounding the kidnapping of Gino Heeren and Rien de Koning from a car dealership in Breda on December 29th last year. Three new suspects were arrested on Tuesday. The 38-year-old man from Oosterhout, 39-year-old man from Breda and 27-year-old woman from Enschede are officially suspected of involvement in the kidnappings, AD reports.
A massive 371 of the 393 municipalities in the Netherlands still hae money left in the budget they received from the state for home care and youth care last year, officials newspaper Binnenlands Bestuur reports based on its own research.
According to the newspaper, a number of municipalities including Oosterhout, Heerenveen and Dongeradeel did not spend about 30 percent of their care budget. In euros, Breda had the most money left - about 38 million euros of the 160 million euros that the government put into the municipal fund.