The police are "seriously considering" the scenario that the kidnapping of 18 year old Gino Heeren and 42 Rien de Koning in Breda last week was in retaliation of a "rip deal" - a criminal transaction in which one party robs the other - involving cannabis, police chief Hans Vissr of the Zeeland-West-Brabant union said during the presentation of their annual figures
This year began spectacularly for one year old leukemia patient Ana Elena from Breda. Her one in 100 thousand stem cell match was grafted and the little girl is doing well, her mother Carolina Borges said on Facebook.
Breda internet marketing company Yonego is giving their male employees four weeks of paid paternity leave after the birth of their child. This was implemented on January 1st
The men who kidnapped Gino Heeren and Rien de Koning from a car dealership last week, demanded 90 thousand euros in ransom from their family
There is still no trace of 18 year old Gino Heeren and 42 year old Rien de Koning, who were kidnapped from a car dealership in Breda on Tuesday. The police are investigating dozens of tips.
Two men were kidnapped from car dealership Rene de Koning Auto's on Aardenhoek in Breda at 11:20 a.m. on Tuesday by four men who may have been posing as police officers. One of the kidnappers wore a short, black jacket with a police logo on the back and the men were taken away in a blue Volkswagen Transporter van with a flashing light on the roof.
Three asylum seekers were discovered hiding in a Portuguese refrigerated truck at the Hazeldonk border crossing in Breda on Tuesday morning. The police believe that the asylum seekers, two Iraqis and one Iranian, sneaked into the truck at a resting place in Lille, France.
A person driving in the wrong direction on the A16 on Sunday evening caused several accidents between Breda and Antwerp. No one was injured in the four accidents in the Netherlands, but one person was hurt in a more severe collision in Belgium, according to the police.
The police arrested another 13 suspects in connection with the brawl in a Breda parking garage early on Christmas morning. Five people were taken to the hospital with stab wounds, but none of them had to stay in the hospital after treatment.
A brawl in a parking garage in Breda early on Christmas morning left five people wounded and two arrested. According to the police, sharp objects were used in the fight and the wounded were taken to the hospital with stab wounds.
With the Netherlands' tradition of fireworks over New Year's fast approaching, many pet owners are looking for ways to help ease their pets' anxiety caused by the loud bangs and flashing lights. Veterinarian Erik Dirks from Breda warns pet owners not to give their dogs any medicine with acepromazine as active substance. According to him, these medicines are not dog-friendly
A member of motorcycle club No Surrender was arrested on Thursday evening on his way to deliver Christmas trees to the food bank in Vlaardingen. In addition to the Christmas trees, the 43-year-old man was also in the possession of 37 packets of hard drugs and ecstasy pills.
Jan Koevoets feels humiliated by the way the Amphia Hosipital, formerly the St Ignatius hospital, in Breda treated him after it was discovered that he was switched with another baby, Martino Kerremans, in 1953. It took a long time for the hospital to respond to his demand for compensation, and when they did he was only offered a weekend away worth 500 euros
The Amphia Hospital in Breda is prepared to pay compensation to Jan Koevoets, who was swapped with another baby at birth in the hospital in 1953.
In 1953 Jan Koevoets was swapped at birth with another baby, Martino Kerremans, in the Ignatius Hospital, which later became Amphia, in Breda. Koevoets is now suing Amphia for compensation. His lawyers think that 100 thousand euros should cover the damages
Three men were sentenced on appeal to 20 years in prison each for the murder of 12 year old Danny Gubbels in Breda in 2010. The sentences are equal to what the Public Prosecutor demanded.
Chris van Esch, the 63 year old man who was critically injured when his car exploded in Breda on Wednesday, has a criminal record spanning 30 years. His record includes drug related offenses, theft and assault
Investigators in Breda evacuated 12 homes after discovering “possibly explosive materials” in an apartment Thursday afternoon, the police said on Twitter. A 69-year-old man was taken into custody at the flat.
The victim of the car explosion in Breda on Wednesday night is a 63 year old man from Breda. BN De Stem identifies the victim as Chris van Esch, believed to be a member of motorcycle gang Satudarah.
An exploding car on the Thorbeckeplein in Breda on Wednesday night left a man severely wounded. So far nothing is known about the circumstances of the explosion, though there is speculation of a bomb-attack from within the criminal circuit. Bystanders doubt whether the victim will survive, "if he does, he will be severely handicapped for the rest of his life"
With New Year's eve approaching, the police are once again discovering large amounts of illegal fireworks all across the Netherlands. In the past month alone, the police have confiscated 3,403 kilograms of illegal fireworks and arrested numerous suspects.
The meat substitute manufacturing "vegetarian butcher" has raised an astounding 2,5 million euros in just three weeks after the launch of his crowdfunding funding campaign. The campaign was launched to attract funds for the building of a new factory in Breda, with a reported capacity to produce 50 million vegetarian meal components each year.
One-year-old leukemia patient Ana Elena's 1 in 100 thousand chance of finding a stem cell donor, has become a reality. Her parents received the fantastic news on Friday - a perfect match for the Breda toddler has been found in the world donor bank.
Police in Breda have decided to increase the use of drug sniffing dogs in and around the city's entertainment areas. The specially trained and certified dogs sniff passing pedestrians and the police officers search the suspect if the dog reacts. The use of the drug sniffing dog has already led to two arrests this past weekend.