Two men were taken into custody on Tuesday near Dordrecht in connection with a multiple homicide in Enschede. One of the pair, a 26-year-old from the Overijssel city, was still in police detention Thursday night in connection with the shooting deaths of the four victims.
Two of the four men who were found killed in a business premises in Enschede on Tuesday were arrested in June after a large amount of cannabis was found in the same building, the police confirmed. The police believe that all four men were shot to death, NU.nl reports.
The victims were identified as a 43-year-old man from Enschede, a 34-year-old man from Hengelo, a 27-year-old man from Hengelo, and 62-year-old man from Arnhem.
Four men were found killed in a business premises on Van Leeuwenhoekstraat in Enschede on Tuesday. According to the police, initial investigation showed that they were killed by violence. The identity of the victims are still under investigation.
The police responded to a report of an incident at the building around 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday. They found the bodies inside. The building and area around it were closed down as a crime scene for forensic investigation.
31 mayors of larger Dutch cities are calling on the Senate not to remove the appointment of mayors from the Dutch constitution, and to keep the procedure as is. Removing the appointment procedure from the constitution is the first step in enabling an elected mayor. The mayors are worried that this will result in them losing their connecting role as "father or mother for all residents, businesses and institutions", they wrote in an open letter to the Senate, the Volkskrant reports.
Former European Parliamentarian Paul van Buitenen is filing a complaint against TNO accusing the research institute of committing fraud during the investigation into the catastrophic fireworks explosion in Enschede in 2000, investigative journalism platform Follow the Money reported on Monday. This prompted SE Fireworks director Rudi Bakker to file a review request in an ultimate attempt to force the judiciary to re-do the entire investigation, RTV Oost reports.
Police inspector Herbert Hoekerswever from Enschede must be prosecuted for unjustly arresting a fellow officer in 2016, the Arnhem-Leeuwarden court of appeal ruled. Hoekerswever himself asked to be prosecuted, Tubantia reports.
A man was found dead in a home on Het Oosterveld in Enschede on Tuesday afternoon. The police believe he was killed in a crime. By Wednesday morning the house was screened off by the police, so that onlookers can't see the crime scene. Forensic investigators are at the scene, Tubantia reports.
So far nothing is known about the victim's identity or how he died.
FC Twente is threatening to file for bankruptcy if the Enschede city council does not stand guarantee for 7 million euros, newspaper Tubantia reported on Thursday. There is not much political willingness to stand guarantee for more money for the football club, sources told the newspaper.
The Dutch authorities made multiple mistakes while investigating the fireworks disaster at SE Fireworks in Enschede on May 13th, 2000, according to the results of a four year long investigation by former MEP Paul van Buitenen. The Public Prosecutor deliberately misled the judiciary to make sure that the criminal investigation had only one conclusion - that the government was not to blame, Van Buitenen concluded, NOS reports.
Geert Wilders and his PVV won city council seats seats in each one of the 30 municipalities the party participated in during the municipal elections on Wednesday. In total the PVV currently stands on 74 seats, the Volkskrant reports.
During the previous municipal elections four years ago, the PVV only participated in two municipalities - Almere and The Hague. The party got fewer seats in those two municipalities this time around. In Almere the party dropped from nine to seven seats, and in The Hague from seven to two seats.
On Wednesday morning the police raided a shop in Enschede after investigation revealed that the store was selling TV receivers with software installed that gives users access to complete Ziggo television packages at a significantly lower price. This practice is generally called Card-sharing and is punishable according to the Dutch Penal code and the Dutch Copyright Act, the police said in a statement.
On Saturday 16-year-old Nina Nootenboom caught a burglar in her Enschede home and managed to hold him down until the police arrived to arrest him. The police call the girl a hero, but add the caution that it is unwise to confront a burglar yourself.
Nina, her father and her older sister Julia (18) came home on Saturday to find their living room had been ransacked. As they were gone only a short time, Nina quickly realized that the thief could not be far away. "I acted in a reflex", Nina said to newspaper AD.
At least three people died during a massive storm that hit the Netherlands on Thursday. Three men were killed in separate accidents in Zwolle, Enschede, and Vuren, the local police departments report.
A lecturer at the Saxion University of Applied Sciences in Enschede was suspended after a female student accused him of sexual harassment, a spokesperson for the university confirmed to RTL Nieuws after reports in newspaper Tubantia.
The incident happened at the Creative Technology Academy over a year ago, but the student only recently reported it to the university. Saxion would not tell RTL whether the suspended lecturer also worked in other departments of the university.
Anti-Islam organization Pegida is getting smaller in the Netherlands, but its remaining supporters are increasingly radical, Minister Sander Dekker of Legal Protection - which falls under the Ministry of Justice and Security - said on Tuesday, the Volkskrant reports.
Some 14 members of anti-Islamic organization Pegida Nederland held an early Sunday morning protest action against the construction of a mosque, with at least one person accused of dousing the site with pig's blood. A video that the organization posted on Twitter and Facebook shows a man disguised as a priest planting a wooden cross at the mosque site, and then using a toilet brush to splatter the blood on the cross and around the location.
One of the girls involved in spreading a nude photo of a teenage Enschede boy in February, resulting in his suicide, has been missing for two weeks. The 15-year-old girl disappeared from the Intermetzo institution in Eefde on October 13th. The police put her on the missing person list on Saturday, AD reports.
The police are investigating two shooting incidents that happened in the Enschede neighborhood of Hogeland on Monday night. One happened at a sisha-lounge on Brinkstraat, the other at a home on Benkoelenstraat. No one was injured, Tubantia reports.
According to the newspaper, the shooting on Brinkstraat happened at sisha lounge Lounge LuxXx, which is owned by Enschede resident Omar Mourabitti. The area around the bar was closed down with crime scene tape, and the police are investigating inside and around the property.
A total of 32 people were arrested during demonstrations in Enschede by extreme right-wing collaboration group Fortress Europe, which includes Pegida, and anti-fascist groups No-Hogesa and AFA on Sunday. All but one of the detainees were released from custody during the course of the day, ANP reports.
The suspect still in custody was a speaker during one of the demonstrations. He is suspected of insulting groups of people and discrimination.
The municipality of Enschede is taking a number of extra security measures in preparation for various demonstrations scheduled to happen in the city on Sunday. Anti-Islam group Pediga arranged a demonstration for Sunday and a number of anti-fascist groups already announced counter demonstrations.
Extra security measures include a ban on face-covering clothing, the police will be allowed to preventatively search people on the streets, and the demonstration areas will be monitored by cameras, RTL Nieuws reports.
A tree blown over by an autumn storm raging through the Netherlands on Wednesday, landed on a girl at the Stedelijk Lyceum in Enschede-Zuid on Wednesday morning. The girl was taken to hospital. Her condition is unknown, Tubantia reports.
The area around the fallen tree was closed off to the public. There are concerns that more trees may fall over due to the strong winds, according to the newspaper.
Sarah Kolenberg was pregnant when she was murdered in her Enschede home last month. The man suspected of murdering her, 48-year-old Jayson D., was the father of the child and the two were fighting about whether or not to have an abortion, friends of the murdered salsa dancer told the Telegraaf.
Sarah, 40, wanted to keep the child, Jayson did not. According to the Telegraaf, Jayson D. is a married man with two children. He was afraid that keeping the child would bring his relationship with Kolenberg to light. It is not clear whether Kolenberg knew about D.'s family.
The police arrested a 48-year-old man from Enschede on suspicion of involvement in the death of Sarah Kolenberg. The 40-year-old salsa dancer was found murdered in her Enschede home on Sunday, AD reports.
The suspect's house was searched an the police seized a number of items for investigation. The arrest was made on Tuesday night, but the police only announced it late on Wednesday.
The police are investigating the death of a woman found in a home on Tubantiastraat in Enschede on Sunday afternoon. "The circumstances are such that we are seriously taking into account that this was a crime", the police said in a statement late on Sunday night.
Officers responded to the home around 3:00 p.m. after someone reported finding the woman unconscious in the home. First responders tried to resuscitate her, but it was to no avail. She died at the scene.