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.
On Wednesday the court in The Hague ruled that the earlier sentences against the so-called Breda Six will be upheld. The three men and three women were previously sentenced to prison time for the robbery and murder of "Oma Gok" in Breda in 1993.
The police arrested four members of outlaw motorcycle gang Satudarah on Tuesday morning in connection with the murder of 28 year old Breda man Rudi Schouten on April 3rd.
The house of two Netherlands police officers was burgled last weekend in the municipal district of Midden-Drenthe, police spokesperson told Ernest Zinsmeijer from RVT Noord. A complete uniform was stolen from each of the two officers.
A gas explosion in a home on Hudsonstraat in Breda caused some excitement on Tuesday morning. The home's windows were blown out, but no one was injured.
A 20 year old student found a camera hidden under the sink in her dorm room in Breda on Sunday night. A 36 year old man from Etten-Leur was arrested.
GroenLinks pulled out of the Breda city council coalition on Wednesday night, thereby collapsing the coalition. The VVD faction in the city is now looking for other elected parties to form a new coalition
The police shot a 30 year old man in the leg in Breda on Monday afternoon after the man threatened them with a knife and then fled. The incident happened around 5:30 p.m. on Katerdonk, close to shopping center De Donk.
There is a growing number of crimes related to baby formula in the Netherlands. Breda in particular seems to be the staging ground of these crimes, with at least three baby formula traders being robbed this year. The police believe that there are more victims who are afraid to report the crim
Thursday was a big day for drug busts in the Dutch province of Noord-Brabant. Authorities there made two major busts in different regions of the country, with investigators seizing nearly a ton of cocaine and marijuana combined.
Jessica Simon, a young French woman was reunited with the Dutch foster parents who cared for her as a baby after an article in Dutch newspaper AD.
The 3FM Serious Request fundraising event is taking place in Breda, Noord Brabant next year. The event is heading back to the city again after six years.
A total of 570 bars, restaurants and clubs raised more than 37 thousand euros in tips on Saturday night, which will be donated to 5 small-scale sustainable development projects. Support organization Impulsis doubled the amount, which means that the 5 projects will be receiving more than 75 thousand euros.
A police officer was injured in one of several incidents after the match between NAC and Roda JC in Breda on Sunday. A total of 7 supporters were arrested.
A 16 year old boy was arrested in Breda on Sunday for stabbing his stepfather.
Young people are a popular target for robbers in Breda. About half of the robbery victims in Breda is younger than 24 years old.
Police investigators discovered over 700,000 euros in cash after raiding a house on Desmijndijk in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant on Monday, police reported.
The players of SV Advendo had to run to take cover in the changing rooms on Sunday afternoon in Breda after winning the first title of the fourth class D amateur football league in a match against Barça. When the match ended, Barça supporters ran on to the pitch and began harassing SV Advendo players, according to BNDeStem.
The police arrested two men on a roof of a building in Breda at around 05:00 a.m. on Tuesday. The men were removed from the building's roof with help from the fire brigade.