A 50-year-old piano tuner from Tricht was sentenced to one year in prison and institutionalized psychiatric treatment for assaulting a pastor in her church in the Gelderland village of Rhenoy last year. The Public Prosecutor demanded eight years in prison against the man, NOS reports.
A SWAT team arrested a 20-year-old man in Geldermalsen on Monday after he locked himself into a shed with multiple weapons and threatened to blow it up. He made these threats on a Facebook live stream, the police said on Tuesday.
Gritters in the summer seem to be an unusual sight, but one that is happening in the Netherlands this week. A number of Dutch municipalities deployed gritters to sprinkle salt against melting asphalt, ANP reports.
The court in Arnhem ordered the judiciary to do another investigation into a police officer hitting a woman on the head with a baton during riots in Geldermalsen in 2015. The judiciary dropped the case, but that investigation was incomplete, the court ruled on Friday, ANP reports.
A railway worker was killed in an accident with a train near Meteren around 00:30 a.m. on Thursday, a spokesperson for ProRail confirmed
On Monday NS launched an experiment in which passengers traveling outside rush hour are given points, which they can save up for free stuff like cake and coffee. NS hopes that this will relieve some pressure on overcrowded trains during rush hour
The Gelderland town of Geldermalsen will not get any form of asylum center, the town council letter. According to the council, after anti-asylum center riots in the town last year, opening an asylum center is "unwise"
Four men received prison sentences on Monday for their involvement in riots against the arrival of an asylum center in Geldermalsen in December last year
Five men from Geldermalsen and surroundings are appearing in the court in Arnhem on Monday to account for their role in anti-asylum center riots in Geldermalsen in December last year. They are being charged with disruption of the democratic order, a law that is hardly ever used in the Netherlands, according to both NOS and NRC.
Recognizable photos of suspects involved in anti-asylum riots in Geldermalsen on December 16th, were released on a broadcast of investigation program Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday night.
The police arrested two men from Geldermalsen on Monday in connection with the anti-asylum center riots in the city in December. A total of six current suspects are still at large.
Geldermalsen Mayor Miranda de Vries once again apologized for the way the municipality dealt with plans for an asylum center in the town. The municipality should have communicated better with the residents of Geldermalsen, she said at the beginning of a council meeting on Tuesday on the turmoil the asylum debate caused in the municipality
Family members of Saskia van Kessel released a video which they believe show police officers throwing the 39-year-old woman to ground and her hitting her head against the pavement during the anti-asylum center riots in Geldermalsen in December. Several witnesses stated that two police officers - a blonde woman and a man - then beat her on the head with batons
The police posted photos of people involved in the anti-asylum center riots in Geldermalsen on December 16th, on their website on Friday. The faces in the photos are blurred out. If the rioters do not turn themselves in by Wednesday, the police will show the photos - without the blur - on the broadcast of Bureau GLD that same day. If that still does not deliver the desired results, the photos will be shown in the popular program Opsporing Verzocht on February 2nd.
Anti-Islam party PVV denounced violence and riots surrounding the talks of opening asylum centers in various parts of the country during a debate in the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament on Tuesday
The Public Prosecutor plans to demand jail time and community service against all 15 suspects arrested for rioting against the arrival of an asylum center in Geldermalsen on December 16th, the prosecutor announced on Tuesday
A truck carrying pigs overturned and ended up in a ditch on the A15 from Nijmegen to Gorinchem. The wandering pigs are causing quite a traffic jam between Geldermalsen and Leerdam
Prosecutors lost their appeal in court on Wednesday to keep four people suspected of rioting in custody while the case against them develops. The four are among 14 anti-asylum protesters accused of violence outside a city council meeting on the reception of migrants in Geldermalsen
An error in judgement was made in the plans for an emergency asylum center in Geldermalsen, Mayor Miranda de Vries acknowledged in a press conference on Wednesday. "This problem is perhaps a little too big, too complicated for us as Geldermalsen. Because it affects the entire Netherlands", she said. A number of calls are going out for a national approach to finding place for all the asylum seekers and refugees.
The Public Prosecutor wants to keep six of the 14 people arrested in the anti-asylum center riots in Geldermalsen last week in custody for another two weeks.
Geldermalsen Mayor Miranda de Vries bowed to the will of the rioters who disrupted the council meeting on a possible asylum center in the Gelderland town last week. The municipality will no longer offer emergency shelter to 1,500 refugees, she announced on Tuesday.
Six of the 14 people arrested in connection with the anti-asylum center riots in Geldermalsen on Wednesday, were released on Friday, the Public Prosecutor announced. The prosecutor wants to keep the other eight in custody for another three days.
Sjors Nikkels can still feel the powerlessness he felt when he watched the riot police hit his girlfriend Saskia van Kessel during the anti-asylum center riots in Geldermalsen on Wednesday night. Saskia is still in the hospital with a brain injury.
The asylum debate riots in Geldermalsen were terrible, but incidents like that are at least the exception, not the rule. Generally the reception of asylum seekers is going really well, according to researcher Leo Lucassen, professor in migration.