A 33 year old man was arrested after he threw a Molotov cocktail at a mosque in Enschede on Saturday.The fire that erupted was quickly extinguished by people in the mosque.
The Netherlands police plan to use eagles and other birds of prey to catch drones from the air. Falconers are baffled by this plan, calling it nonsensical and dangerous
The Dutch government and a number of retailers are concerned about asylum debates turning into riots, threats and violence. Retailers in Enschede sent a letter to the mayor expressing their concern about an anti-asylum center protest scheduled in the town on Saturday. Minister Ronald Plasterk of Home Affairs made extra money available for local governments to use for extra security.
Police in Enschede are investigating the suspicious death of a man found lifeless in a bakery there. Officers say an early analysis of evidence shows it was not a natural cause of death and was possibly the victim of a crime.
Police apprehended two men investigators say are responsible for a string of armed robberies. One of the crimes was the robbery of an Avia gas station in Borne, Overijssel, where the perpetrator dressed up in blackface and posed as Zwarte Piet.
An elderly dementia patient called the Enschede police on Wednesday to confess to killing his 80-year-old wife, Dinie Elsink, who was caring for him at home
The Dutch national railway NS launched a new timetable on Sunday. The new schedule features a number of significant changes, as well as the renaming of several train stations.
Last year some 161 thousand bicycles were seized in the 20 largest Dutch municipalities, because they were in the way, parked incorrectly or broken. However, more than 100 thousand of these seized bikes were never reclaimed, according to a study done by newspaper AD.
The origin of the 14 pig's heads dumped at the Eschmarkerveld, where the municipality of Enschede plans to build a center to house 600 refugees, is still unknown. No one reported them missing, police spokesperson Frank Brouwer said
People working on the construction of a large asylum center on the Eschmarkerveld in Enschede were met with a gruesome sight on Wednesday morning. The severed heads of 12 pigs were scattered around the site sometime on Tuesday night.
The police fire shots in three separate arrests over the past seven days in Elsendorp, Rotterdam and Oldenzaal. Suspects were wounded in two of these arrests. The Rijksrecherche, the police department that handles internal investigations, is investigating all three shootings, as is customary whenever the police fire their weapons.
An increasing number of children in the Netherlands are growing up in a family that needs welfare benefits to get by. Last year nearly 223 thousand children, 6.5 percent of all the kids in the country, were living in a welfare family, compared to 5.2 percent last year.
A drunk bus driver caused havoc in Enschede during the early hours of Tuesday morning by crashing into another bus, a building and finally the police station.
At this stage there is no evidence to suggest a link between the attack on the Enschede municipal official on Monday and the municipality's plans to open a asylum center in the city. The motive of the attack is still unknown.
The Enschede official who was attacked on the street on Monday, was stabbed in the face with a box cutter. He was attacked by two men on the corner of Oosterstraat and the Telgendijk around 8:45 a.m.
A municipal official in Enschede had his car damaged during an attack on his person on Monday morning.
Police in Enschede say an 18-year-old woman found dead near the Rutbeek park and recreation area was possibly the victim of a crime. Her body was found on De Loeksweg at about 11:15 a.m. on Saturday.
A spray-painted message with an anti-refugee message appeared on the Norderlicht church in Wezep, Gelderland sometime between the late night house of Wednesday or early morning hours of Monday. The entryway wall was defaced with the phrase “Nee AZC,” or “No asylum-seeker center,” above the Jewish Star of David symbol.
In April residents of a student home of the Saxion University of Applied Sciences in Enschede received a warning that terrorist organization Islamic State performed recruitment practices there.
A car exploded in Enschede on Tuesday morning. The police closed off the area and are investigating.
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.
Two former police officers from Haarle and Enschede are in the court in Zwolle today on charges that they sexually abused a drunk woman in the back seat of their police car on February 20th, 2012.
Willie Pater, co-director of SE Fireworks, told his story for the first time to ED on Wednesday - 15 years after the fireworks disaster in Enschede that left 23 people dead, nearly a thousand injured and a whole neighborhood wiped off the map. He no longer feels guilty, he told the newspaper.
Enschede will commemorate the 15th anniversary of the massive fireworks disaster that hit the city in May 2000. The explosion killed 23 people, injured nearly a thousand others, destroyed about 200 homes and wiped an entire neighborhood off the map.