A former member of motorcycle gang No Surrender was sentenced to 18 years in prison for murdering fellow gang member Hugo van Houten two years ago. The court considered it proven that Sooi de C. shot and killed 27-year-old Van Houten at a campsite in Molenschot, Noord-Brabant, NOS reports.
The police raided nine homes and companies across Noord-Brabant on Tuesday as part of a major money laundering investigation. A limousine rental company in Kaatsheuvel was one of the addresses raided. At least two limousines will be seized, a police spokesperson said to NU.nl.
Addresses in Waalwijk, Rijen, Almkerk and Aalst were also raided. About a hundred people took part in this action, including police officers, FIOD officers, and soldiers. A number of sniffer dogs were also used.
An 8-year-old boy from Belgium drowned in a natural pool on the Flaasbloem campgrounds in in Chaam, Noord-Brabant on Wednesday afternoon. The boy was visiting family at the campsite, NU.nl reports.
Alarm was sounded on the campsite around 5:00 p.m. when the boy from Zonnebeke was nowhere to be found. Police, firefighters, paramedics and an air ambulance responded to the site, because there were concerns that the child ended up in the natural pool.
A Dutch military Apache helicopter was deployed to check on a small aircraft from Switzerland on Tuesday morning after the plane sent a hijacking alarm while flying over Noord-Brabant. The Defense helicopter from Gilze-Rijen air base guided the plane into landing at Breda Airport, Omroep Brabant reports.
It turned out to be a false alarm - there was a problem with the plane's radio. "The pilot switched to he wrong frequency", a spokesperson for Gilze-Rijen said to the broadcaster. "There was no radio contact for several minutes, which could mean that the plane was hijacked."
A teacher at the Elde College in the Noord-Brabant town of Sint-Michielsgestel was arrested for having a relationship with an underage student. The Elde College suspended him with immediate effect, the school wrote on its website on Monday night.
The police launched an investigation into the teacher after a witness contacted them and told them about the suspected relationship, according to Eindhovens Dagblad. The teacher was arrested on Friday, questioned and released again on Saturday night. Officers are also speaking wit the girl and other witnesses.
During an investigation into a No Surrender member being assaulted by other members of his club in Breda, the police found a photo of a man - blindfolded, gagged and tied to a radiator - on a confiscated phone. The police are still trying to identify this man and are asking the public for help, the Telegraaf reports.
A man was found dead on the driveway of a home in the Noord-Brabant village of Chaam on Wednesday morning. According to the police, the victim was "killed by violence". Five men were arrested soon after the body was discovered. A woman was also registered as a suspect, but not arrested, Omroep Brabant reports.
Dutch firefighters had their hands full battling forest fires in the Noord-Brabant nature area Mariapeel and on Terschelling during the early hours of Friday morning. The fires in both areas are now under control, with occasional flare-ups. Firefighters and the Forestry Commission are monitoring the areas, keeping the edges around the fires wet so it can't spread, Omroep Brabant and NOS report.
The fire department issued a code red warning for forest fires in Noord-Brabant and Zeeland due to the hot and dry weather conditions expected in the provinces on Wednesday and Thursday. Meteorological institute KNMI also issued a code yellow heat warning for most of the Netherlands.
After over seven hours of searching, emergency services found the body of a 14-year-old boy in lake 't Zand in Alphen late on Sunday night. The Tilburg boy disappeared under water while swimming with friends around 4:00 p.m. that afternoon. The lake is usually used for recreational purposes, like swimming, Omroep Brabant reports.
Fertility clinic Geertgen in Elsendorp, Noord-Brabant bought frozen sperm from former fertility clinic Bijdorp Medical Center in Barendrecht in the past, Omroep Brabant reports. The Bijdorp clinic made headlines early this year when parents and children fathered by donors at the clinic came forward with the belief that the clinic's doctor Jan Karbaat is their biological father - he used his own sperm to fertilize patients.
A young teacher was suspended from the Heerbeeck College in Best, Noord-Brabant for "inappropriate behavior with three students". The school itself does not want to comment on the affair, but students told Omroep Brabant that the teacher asked male students for pictures of their genitals - dick pics - in exchange for better grades.
Twelve girls from the Rythovious College in Eersel, Noord-Brabant were sexually assaulted by four boys from the Belgian high school Den Brandt while on a school trip to the Technopolis Museum in Mechelen. The girls pressed charges with the Belgian police, AD reports.
According to the girls, the four boys intimidated and molested them in the museum around noon. This happened in the ladies restrooms and in some exhibition spaces. They touched the girls on their breasts and buttocks.
A 22-year-old suspected Al-Shabaab terrorist arrested in Sint-Oedenrode last week, was remanded into custody for 14 days by the court in Rotterdam on Wednesday, Omroep Brabant reports.
A SWAT team arrested two men on Schinjdelseweg in Sint-Oedenrode last week Wednesday on suspicion of involvement in terrorism. The arrests were made based on information from intelligence service AIVD. One suspect, a 21-year-old Dutch-Somali, was released the following day. He remains a suspect.
The police arrested two men on suspicion of terrorism in the Noord-Brabant town of Sint-Oedenrode last week Wednesday. The arrests were made based on information from intelligence service AIVD, the Public Prosecutor confirmed to Eindhovens Dagblad.
A passenger train derailed after colliding with a truck in the Noord-Brabant town of Wouw on Friday morning, local safety office Veiligheidsregio Midden- en West-Brabant reports. As far as is known, no one was seriously injured. The train driver sustained slight injuries, but truck driver managed to get out of the vehicle before the train hit, a spokesperson for the safety office said to NU.nl.
Bullets whizzed through a Roosendaal neighborhood Sunday night in what police allege to be a targeted shooting of a home on the Diepenberg in the Noord-Brabant city. Several shots were fired at the home, bursting windows before the suspects escaped just after 11 p.m. on Easter.
There were no injuries in the incident despite at least one resident being home at the time of the shooting, police told Omroep Brabant.
Police have not yet identified a motive in the shooting.
The Netherlands will provide the first space outside the United States to test engines for the Joint Strike Fighter jet programme, the Dutch Defense ministry announced on Thursday. A test facility will be built in Woensdrecht, Noord-Brabant with equipment, spare parts and training provided by engine manufactuer Pratt & Whitney.
The ministry, Noord-Brabant as well as the Economic Affairs ministry will invest in a maintenance workshop and testing ground. It is expected to provide work for specialists through 2049, the Defense ministry stated.
A 63-year-old woman from Breda was found dead in a forest in Ulvenhout on Sunday. Her body was found by sniffer dogs during a training exercise, NU.nl reports.
The woman went missing in January. According to the police, the body was lying in the forest for "quite a time". While the cause of the woman's death is not yet clear, the police don't believe she was murdered.
The body was found along the Huisdreef. The sniffer dogs in training were in the middle of an exercise when one of the animals caught a scent. The dog trainers called the police.
The police arrested a 68-year-old man in Noord-Brabant on suspicion of selling fake hospital bills in Thailand, the Dutch Public Prosecutor announced on Wednesday. The Prosecutor believes that the fraud committed with these fake invoices amounts to nearly 130 thousand euros, ANP reports.
The suspect sold fake hospital bills to Dutch tourists visiting Thailand. The bills shows charges for admittance to a hospital in Bangkok. When returning to the Netherlands, the Dutch tourists then submitted the bills to their health insurers for compensation.
About 2 thousand piglets and sows were killed in a fire on a pig farm just outside the Noord-Brabant village of Mill on Wednesday night. Two barns containing the 2 thousand pigs were completely destroyed in the fire, Omroep Brabant reports.
Another barn could be rescued by the fire brigade. The pigs inside were evacuated and taken to a fourth barn. According to the Gelderlander, the farm owned a total of 600 sows and 2,200 pigs.
The fire was under control around midnight. Multiple fire brigades responded to deal with the fire. The cause of the fire is unclear.
Political parties ChristenUnie-SGP and PvdD in Bosschenhoofd wants to know from the province of Noord-Brabant how an Amsterdam man managed to smuggle 12 kilograms of cocaine through Breda International Airport in December without being caught, BN De Stem reports.
A ship carrying hazardous substances including benzene crashed into te John. S. Thompson Bridge over the Maas river in Grave, Noord-Brabant on Thursday night. The environment and residents of Grave are in no direct danger due to the collision, a spokesperson for the local safety office Veiligheidsregio Gelderland-Zuid said to NU.nl.
According to the police, the ship collided with a pillar of the bridge on the N324 in Grave and Nederasselt. This was likely caused by reduced visibility due to thick fog.
The police are investigating a possible hostage situation in Best, Noord-Brabant. Two suspects, men aged 24 and 25 years from Valkenswaard, were arrested on Tuesday, the Telegraaf reports.
The investigation was triggered by a wounded man showing up at a police station on Tuesday afternoon. He told the police that he was held against his will, according to newspaper AD. He was treated for his injuries, though the police would not say what the nature of those injuries were.