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Dutch police crime scene tape
Aug 31 '18 10:40

Residents of apartment building Buekehnorst in Diemen were woken by an explosion in a first floor apartment around 3:30 a.m. on Friday. No one was injured. The explosive was a hand grenade, witnesses told AT5.

The explosion shattered the windows of the apartment in which the grenade exploded, as well as adjacent apartments. The police are investigating what happened.

Crime scene tape
Jun 29 '18 09:26

Shots were fired at a home in Diemen during the early hours of Friday morning. A hand grenade was also left at the home, a spokesperson for the police confirmed to ANP on Friday.

The incident happened around 3:15 a.m. As far as is known, no one was injured. The spokesperson could not say whether anyone was in the home at the time. 

The hand grenade was disarmed and removed.

A burning scooter was found in the vicinity. The police are investigating whether the two incidents are related.

Police
Jun 21 '18 09:08

A car crashed into a snack bar on Kruidenhof in Diemen during a police chase on Wednesday evening. The car came to a halt inside the store. Three people were injured, the police said on Twitter.

One of the injured is the 26-year-old driver of the car, the police said to AT5. He was arrested. The other two injured were inside the snack bar when the car crashed into it. They were treated by paramedics at the scene and did not have to go to hospital.

Tricht murder
May 28 '18 08:19

Amsterdam is again the most unsafe municipality in the Netherlands, according to newspaper AD's crime meter for 2017. Common crime decreased across the Netherlands last year. The number of reported burglaries, theft, robberies and assaults fell by a total of 13 percent.

Sabrina Oosterbeek, missing in Amsterdam since 8 March 2017
Apr 19 '18 12:10

Divers are searching the water at Waterkand in Diemen on Thursday for traces of missing Amsterdam woman Sabrina Oosterbeek. What exactly they are looking for, and why they are looking in Diemen, a police spokesperson could not say to ANP.

Sabrina, 30, disappeared in March last year. She was last seen on surveillance camera leaving her Amsterdam Zuidoost home during the early morning hours of March 8th. The police believe that she was murdered.

Call for information on Rotterdam murder of Ergin Başakçi in Amsterdam, 5 April 2018
Apr 5 '18 10:13

In the investigation into the murder of Ergin Başakçi in Rotterdam last year, the police are turning to Amsterdam, Delft and Diemen. More and more clues are pointing towards these cities. The Public Prosecutor offered a reward of 20 thousand euros for information that leads to the solving of this case, the police said in a statement.

Gavel (Source: Wikimedia/Brian Turner)
Jan 16 '18 17:10

One of the suspects in the case around a last year, confessed to being one of the arsonists, prosecutor Rob Kroos revealed in an introductory hearing for one of the other suspects on Tuesday, Het Parool reports.

Police guard in a detention center
Dec 15 '17 10:50

The police arrested 23-year-old criminal A. el B. from Diemen this week on suspicion of involvement in at least three attempted assassinations on Amsterdam criminals, Het Parool reports. The suspect himself survived an attempt on his life in 2016 and was previously twice convicted for illegal firearm possession.

Gavel (Source: Wikimedia/Brian Turner)
Nov 2 '17 14:10

The Public Prosecutor is seriously considering that the suspects in a, set fire to the building to claim insurance money. Two other scenarios - that the fire was set due to a relationship quarrel, and that it was set to mask traces of a burglary - are also under consideration, but insurance fraud seems more likely, was revealed during a pro-forma hearing for suspect Gilermo I. on Wednesday, ANP reports.

Arson suspects in a fatal fire in a Diemen apartment building, 19 July 2017
Oct 25 '17 16:10

The police arrested a third suspect in connection with a that resulted in the death of 27-year-old philosophy student David Swart. The suspect is a 26-year-old man from Amsterdam, RTL Nieuws reports.

The Amsterdam man is suspected of arson. He is in restricted custody, which means that the only contact with the outside world he is allowed, is with his lawyer.

Arson suspects in a fatal fire in a Diemen apartment building, 19 July 2017
Oct 18 '17 10:40

The police released surveillance camera footage showing two men believed to be responsible for a in July. Student David Swart, 27, was killed in the fire and his girlfriend was seriously injured. 

Firefighters' gear
Oct 12 '17 12:10

The mother of David Swart, a student who died in an this summer, is pressing charges against te fire department. Another person was seriously injured in the fire. The v and the fire department had the fire under control.

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Sep 11 '17 11:50

Power company TenneT failed to meet its legal obligations, which resulted in a , the Dutch consumer and market authority ACM concluded in a dispute filed by steel producer Tata Steel, ANP reports.

man-wordt-geboeid-afgevoerd arrest
Jul 26 '17 11:40

A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of setting a last week. and four others were injured in the fire.

Dutch police sign
Jul 21 '17 09:29

The police are calling on people who took photos and videos of a fiin Diemen on Wednesday morning, to submit these to investigators. A 27-year-old man was found dead after the fire. Four others were injured, two of them critically.

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Jul 20 '17 13:30

On Thursday the court in Amsterdam sentenced five men to up to 20 years in prison for attempting to assassinate Peter R. in Diemen in November 2015. Despite 34 shots being fired, R. managed to escape with his life, NU.nl reports.

Gunmen Qoi C. and Atif M. were both sentenced to 20 years in prison. Getaway driver Karim S. got 16 years. Genaro L. was sentenced to 12.5 years and Alejandro P. to 14 years in prison for following the victim and preparing the assassination. P. is still at large. The suspects also have to pay their victim almost 43 thousand euros in compensation.

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Jul 20 '17 07:21

An external investigation will soon be launched into whether the fire department checked all homes in a Diemen apartment building while e on Wednesday morning, Diemen mayor Lex Scholten said on Wednesday afternoon, RTL Nieuws reports.

Jul 19 '17 14:20

Emergency services discovered a body in an apartment building in Diemen on Wednesday morning. The building on Rode Kruislaan was earlier on Wednesday. A person with serious injuries was also found in the building, in addition to three others reported injured earlier this morning, ANP reports.

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Jul 19 '17 07:53

Three people were injured in a fire in an apartment building in Diemen on Wednesday morning. One of them sustained serious injuries. Firefighters evacuated the 16 story building, pulling dozens of people from their beds, NOS reports.

The fire started around 3:45 a.m. in a home on the ground floor of the building on Rode Kruislaan. Firefighters extinguished it pretty quickly and are now working on ventilating the home and rest of the building. The gas, water and power to the building are all out, the fire department said on twitter.

Amsterdam
Jun 14 '17 11:45

Terrorism, cyber attacks and climate change are new concerns on top of the official risk assessment for Amsterdam and its surrounding municipalities. Since the previous risk assessment in 2012, safety office Veiligheidsregio Amsterdam-Amstelland dropped a number of older concerns to make room for new risks like the consequences of a terrorist attacks, increasingly dangerous storms due to climate change and the internet falling out due to a cyber attack, Het Parool reports.

Dutch police Arrest team
May 10 '17 07:37

The police arrested four people and seized 1 million euros in cash in an investigation into providers of smartphones that encrypt communication data. Investigators believe the suspects sold these encrypted phones to criminals, RTL Nieuws reports.

The encryption makes it harder for the authorities to listen in on conversations or read text messages from a distance. This trait makes encrypted phones extremely popular among criminals who want to hide their communication from the police.

arrest
Apr 12 '17 16:35

The police recently arrested a man on suspicion of complicity in the murder of Amsterdam career criminal in Diemen in May last year. The suspect is 27-year-old Gideon G. from Haarlem, was revealed in the Amsterdam court on Wednesday, NU.nl reports.

Accident on he A1 highway towards Amsterdam between Naarden-West and Diemen, 6 Apr 2017
Apr 6 '17 07:49

An accident involving a motorcycle and at least three cars closed the A1 highway towards Amsterdam between Naarden-West and Diemen on Thursday morning. Traffic information service VID calls it a "serious accident" and expects it to cause many traffic problems.

By around 6:30 a.m. the traffic jam behind the accident was already 7 kilometers long, according to VID on Twitter. Motorists are advised to detour via Utrecht over the A27, A12 and A2. It is unclear how long the road will be closed.

Jail
Dec 16 '16 08:42

The Irish believe that their are plans to break Amsterdam gang leader Noufal F. out of prison, according to the Telegraaf. F. is currently in custody in Ireland

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