Breda

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Jul 11 '16 10:00

The A58 from Breda to Eindhoven was closed down completely near Moergestel on Monday morning after a truck crashed into a traffic jam at around 8:30 a.m. According to the police, several vehicles were involved in the accident.

Jul 9 '16 11:17

Thirteen PvdA mayors called on their colleague Ahmed Aboutaleb to run for PvdA leadership. "The party needs you", the mayors wrote in an open letter addressed to the Rotterdam Mayor in the Volkskrant on Saturday.

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Jun 23 '16 12:20

The municipality of Breda is teaming up with social relief foundation SMO and the police to put an end to drug trafficking and street prostitution on Slingerweg. Starting on July 1st the street will be subject to enforcement actions, camera surveillance and other preventative measures

Jun 23 '16 11:20

The police dismantled two operating cannabis plantations at separate addresses in Breda on Tuesday. Cannabis related items were found at to other addresses, the police announced on Wednesday.

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Jun 20 '16 13:50

The Public Prosecutor demanded 9 years in prison, minus time spent in remand, against Pearl S. in court on Monday. S. is suspected of killing Rudi Schouten in Breda last year. According to the prosecutor, there is no evidence of premeditation in the killing, so S. is facing charges of manslaughter, according to BN De Stem tweeting live from within the courtroom.

Jun 17 '16 11:55

Vocational school Florijn College in Breda is currently the subject of the investigation into a revenge porn case surrounding 22-year-old Chantal from Werkendam. Investigators believe that a sex video featuring Chantal and her ex-boyfriend may have been uploaded from this school

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Jun 16 '16 07:35

A massive fire raged in a residential shopping center on Kruisvoort in Breda during the early hours of Thursday morning. The fire caused large amounts of smoke. As far as is known, no one was injured.

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Jun 7 '16 16:30

Anti-Islam movement Pegida will be demonstrating in Breda on June 18th. The municipality approved the demonstration on the Kasteelplein, Pegida Nederland spokesperson Dewin Wageveld said to Omroep Brabant.

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May 25 '16 15:30

Canadian department store chain Hudson's Bay confirmed its first four branches in the Netherlands. They will be in Amsterdam, Tilburg and Breda. The company is also opening a Saks OFF 5th store in Amsterdam

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May 24 '16 11:03

A prisoner committed suicide in the penitentiary institution in Vught on May 12th, the man in question's lawyer confirmed. According to the lawyer, the man was suffering from mental problems and did not get the help he needed

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May 12 '16 11:00

Bus drivers in Breda went on strike for a short time on Thursday morning after a colleague was robbed on Wednesday night. The bus drivers demanded that transporter Arriva takes measures to prevent such incident. Arriva agreed to hire additional security staff immediately and start a test with cashless payments as soon as possible

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May 6 '16 07:52

A 38-year-old man was gunned down on the street in Dordrecht on Liberation Day. He died a short time later of his injuries. A total of ten suspects were arrested in Breda and Raamsdonkveer on Thursday night.

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May 2 '16 10:48

Police in Breda are searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck an 11-year-old boy Sunday evening. The driver briefly stopped before driving away police said.

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Apr 29 '16 12:05

Two men were sentenced to prison by the court in Arnhem on Thursday for robbing elderly people while pretending to be police officers

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Apr 28 '16 07:55

A three year old boy was killed in a hit and run accident on Veurnestraat in Breda on Wednesday afternoon. The driver, an 18 year old boy from Breda, turned himself in to the police after his car was found about 5 hours later.

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Apr 26 '16 14:20

Chris van Esch, the 63 year old man who lost his arm and part of his leg in an explosion in Breda last year November, has no faith in the police investigation into the attack. He is very concerned that the perpetrator that very nearly killed him will never be caught, and that he will spend the rest of his life looking over his shoulder

Apr 20 '16 14:05

One Dutch pedestrian has had enough of litterbugs, as can be seen in a short YouTube video of him picking rubbish off the street and returning it to the litterer's car.

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Apr 14 '16 10:34

A 41-year-old man was injured in a police-involves shooting in Breda on Wednesday. The shooting happened in a home on Pietersberg while a SWAT team was arresting the man as part of a criminal investigation, according to the police.

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Apr 4 '16 12:00

Emergency services rushed to rescue a family after their car got stuck between two trucks in a collision on the A16 near Breda on Monday morning. The family, consisting of mother, father and two young children, were taken to the hospital. The extent of their injuries are unknown.

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Apr 1 '16 16:45

Tickets to one of this year’s most popular King’s Day party sold out in under an hour on Friday. Some 40 thousand tickets were purchased for the April 27 party organized by Radio 538 in Breda

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Apr 1 '16 09:39

The police are concerned that the confiscation of 5 thousand kilograms of Netherlands-bound cocaine, worth about 150 million euros, in Belgium last week, will lead to retaliation within the crime world, possibly in the form of assassinations. Investigators are therefore calling on anyone involved in this shipment to turn themselves in.

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Mar 28 '16 10:57

Almost 5 thousand kilograms of cocaine was discovered in a container in the port of Antwerp last week. It is believed that the drugs were destined for the Netherlands. The Dutch police arrested to suspects, one in Breda and on in Drimmelen, in connection with the discovery.

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Feb 23 '16 14:25

On Sunday police arrested a suspect in connection with a brawl in a Breda nightclub on January 31st. The 28-year-old man from Terneuzen was identified based on video footage.

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Feb 19 '16 15:55

Dutch tennis association KNLTB is stunned by an ESSA report which states that there was match fixing involved in two tennis-matches in the Netherlands last year. The report does not say which matches or on what level, only that the one match happened between April and June and the other between July and September.

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