Limburg

Sunny day at Molen de Valk in Leiden, 6 November 2018
Oct 22 '19 10:40

The last half of this week will be considerably warmer than what is usual for this time of year, according to Weeronline. Many places in the south of the country will see maximums climb to 20 degrees on Thursday, while high temperatures are usually around 13 degrees late in October. 

In addition to being reasonably warm, Wednesday and Thursday will also be mostly dry with regular sunshine. Afternoon temperatures on Wednesday will range between 15 and 17 degrees in large parts of the country. Noord-Brabant and Limburg may already see thermometers climb to 19 degrees. 

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Oct 11 '19 10:19

A person set themself on fire in front of the court in Roermond on Friday morning. Emergency services, including a trauma helicopter, are at the scene. 

The police closed down Willem II Singel, where the incident happened. The extent of the person's injuries is not known, but according to the police, they are conscious and able to communicate.

Police officers are speaking to witnesses and investigating what happened. Victim Support was called in for witnesses who need it. 

Dutch police officer
Oct 1 '19 17:00

The Limburg police discovered a massive drug lab in Kerkrade on Monday evening. This is the second largest drug lab ever found in the Netherlands, a spokesperson for the Limburg police said to NU.nl.

The spokesperson called it an "illegal chemical plant" and said that local residents escaped a "disaster", due to a big risk of the lab exploding. The National Dismantling Support Facility is currently helping the police with mapping the laboratory. After that the complex will be dismantled.

Emergency services at the scene of an accident on the A73 highway, 13 Sept 2019
Sep 13 '19 10:45

Two people were killed and three others were hurt Friday morning when a van collided with a signpost along the A73 highway. No other vehicles were involved in the rush hour crash which took place at 8:10 a.m., according to local media outlet 1Limburg.

Authorities are trying to figure out how the vehicle ended up on the outside of the guardrail that borders the highway’s shoulder. There, the vehicle collided with the structure announcing the approaching exit for Belfeld, Tegelen, Nettetal, and parts of Venlo.

Police
Sep 5 '19 16:50

A police officer fired two warning shots in Klimmen, Limburg after being assaulted by two men during a traffic check on Wednesday night. One of the two suspects were arrested. The other is still at large, but his identity is known, the police said in a statement.

The motorcycle cop wanted to pull over a vehicle in Heerlen at around 10:00 p.m. due to dangerous driving behavior. The car sped away, and the cop gave chase. 

Man on an electric bike
Aug 29 '19 13:30

The popularity of high-speed electric bikes is skyrocketing in the Netherlands. On July 1st there were 17,200 speed pedelecs in the Netherlands, an increase of almost 62 percent compared to two years ago. These pedelecs - from 'pedal electric cycle' - are particularly popular among people aged 55 and older, Statistics Netherlands reported on Thursday.

Netherlands police uniform
Aug 23 '19 07:34

A man tried to blow up his home in Hoensbroek on Thursday night while emergency services were trying to talk him down. It is believed that he opened the gas. The man himself and a police officer were injured.

The police responded to the home on Prins Willemstraat in the Limburg town at around 9:15 p.m., after receiving a report that the man was threatening to blow up his house, the police said in a statement. As a precaution, the police and fire brigade evacuated the surrounding homes and cordoned off the area. The residents of around 15 homes were sheltered elsewhere. 

Nicky Verstappen, murdered at age 11 in Brunssum in August 1998
Aug 22 '19 09:13

Dutch media are filing summary proceedings against the court in Limburg and the municipality of Brunssum in an attempt to force more freedom of the press around the investigation into Nicky Verstappen's death. This is partly due to a review of the case planned for Tuesday that is not accessible to any journalists, NU.nl reports. 

Woman wearing a Niqab
Aug 21 '19 09:31

Angela Kempeners, a 36-year-old Limburg woman who was removed from an Arriva bus in Stein on Monday because she was wearing a niqab, is shaken by the event, but will continue to take the bus to work. "I felt just like a black person in the United States. This really hit me", she said to newspaper Trouw.

Dutch police officer with service firearm
Jul 30 '19 07:31

The police shot a man in a mental institution in Geleen in Limburg on Monday evening. The institution asked the police to come help with a difficult client. The man was injured, NU.nl reports.

The police responded to the institution on Burgemeester Lemmenstraat at around 8:45 p.m. The man had a weapon with him when he came out of his room and threatened to fire at the police and staff, according to the police. The police shot the man to overpower him.

Dutch police officer
Jul 26 '19 09:18

The police rescued a 17-year-old girl from the trunk of a car in the Limburg village of Peel on Thursday morning. The girl had been reported missing a few days earlier. A 22-year-old man from Panheel was arrested. The girl is doing well under the circumstances, the police said in a statement.

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Jul 25 '19 13:00

Public health institute RIVM issued a "smog alarm" for Noord-Brabant, Zuid-Holland, Limburg, Zeeland, Noord-Holland, Flevoland and Utrecht. The air quality in parts of these provinces will be "very poor" this afternoon and early evening due to the formation of ozone in the air, the institute warns, ANP reports.

Summer fun - kids cooling down with a sprinkler
Jul 24 '19 15:28

Temperature readings in Eindhoven soared on Wednesday, hitting 39.3 degrees setting a new record for the hottest day ever recorded in the Netherlands. The old record was set in Warnsveld on August 23, 1944 with a temperature of 38.6 degrees.

More recently, the highest temperature for a July day in the Netherlands was previously measured in Maastricht on July 2, 2015 when the Limburg city sweated its way through a day topping out at 38.6 degrees.

Ambulance in Rotterdam, Netherlands
Jul 24 '19 08:01

A 15-year-old girl died in a collision between a speedboat and a rubber boat off the coast at Zoutelande on Tuesday afternoon. What caused the collision is not yet clear. The driver of the speedboat was arrested, Omroep Zeeland reports.

The accident happened at around 3:15 p.m. The girl was on the rubber boat. The police are investigating how the accident happened. As far as is known, no one else was hurt.

The girl came from the Limburg village of Neer. Her family and other witnesses were offered support and aid. 

Dutch police officer
Jul 22 '19 08:20

The police launched an investigation into possible sexual abuse at care foundation Dichterbij. There are suspicions that two groups of disabled children and young adults were seriously abused, neglected and sexually molested for months, the Telegraaf reports.

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Jul 19 '19 08:13

The police arrested a 27-year-old man in Maastricht on Wednesday on suspicion of involvement in terrorism. He is suspected of inciting a terrorist crime in the Netherlands and cooperating in training people to become a terrorist, the Public Prosecutor said on Thursday. 

The police launched an investigation into the man last month, after information from intelligence service AIVD. The suspect used social media to spread jihadist and violent propaganda, including calls to commit violence, the Prosecutor said.

Stop-and-search police operation in Limburg, 4 July 2019
Jul 5 '19 14:30

Police in the Dutch province of Limburg cast a wide net to snare as many criminal suspects as possible in a major stop-and-search operation targeting drivers and vehicle passengers on Thursday. Among the 17 people arrested during the day were suspects taken into custody for human trafficking, weapons charges, and drug charges.

One person was found with over 18 thousand euros in cash, and was detained on suspicion of money laundering. “Another driver stood out for carrying a large amount of chemicals used in the preparation and production of hard drugs,” police said.

Cocaine
Jun 13 '19 17:07

An investigation into the discovery of cocaine hidden in a flower shipment in January led to a much larger drug bust in April. Ten people were taken into custody who worked for a logistics firm at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam after 160 kilograms of cocaine was found in another flower shipment.

It was not revealed when the arrests took place, but eight of the suspects were still in custody on Thursday.

Thijs H. suspected in three fatal stabbings in The Hague and Heerlen
May 9 '19 00:22

Police released an urgent public appeal at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, looking for anyone who can help track down an individual they say is responsible for three fatal stabbings in two incidents separated by over 200 kilometers. By 10:30 p.m., the man was arrested in the southern portion of the Limburg province, police said in an update.

Silfano Junior M. suspected of the murder of Faisal Mssyeh, or "Feis"
May 8 '19 17:15

Authorities arrested a man in connection with the New Year's Day murder of rapper Feis, 32, in Rotterdam. The arrest was made in Kerkrade, Limburg on Wednesday afternoon less than a day after police issued a 15 thousand euro reward for information leading to the capture of prime suspect Silfano Junior M.

Heerlen Limburg double fatal stabbing
May 8 '19 15:50

A 68-year-old man and a 63-year-old woman were identified by police as the two people murdered in violent incidents at a dog park in Heerlen on Tuesday morning. The off-leash area is part of the Brunssummerheide, a large nature preserve bordering the Limburg municipality.

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May 8 '19 15:00

Four people were hurt in a stabbing incident at a care facility in Maastricht on Wednesday. The suspect, one of the location's clients, was also injured in the morning violence, police said in a statement.

An employee of the care center on Vijverdalseweg and the suspect were taken to an area hospital. The other three victims were treated at the scene.

The incident was first reported to authorities at about 5:50 a.m. The motive was still under investigation four hours later.

Police investigate stabbing in Heerlen Brunssummerheide
May 7 '19 15:07

Two people were found killed in a nature preserve near Heerlen. The man and woman were the victims of an act of violence at the Brunssummerheide, police in the Limburg province said.

A person walking in the nature area found the woman's lifeless body along with a dog and called police just before noon. About 30 minutes later a dead man was found near the first crime scene, which was then reported in to police. He also was accompanied by a dog.

Crime scene
Apr 23 '19 07:50

A body was discovered in the Maas river in the Limburg town of Meers on Monday night. The police are investigating.

So far it is not yet clear whether the victim died in an accident or a crime, the Limburg police said on Twitter. Their identity is also not yet known. 

The police responded to a report of a body seen near Koevaart at around 7:00 p.m. on Monday, according to RTL Nieuws. After a search, including with a police helicopter, the victim was found. 

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