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Sep 25 '17 12:20

A 38-year-old employee of the Netherlands Forensic Institute was arrested on Monday. She is suspected of manipulating her own blood samples in order to hide that she was driving under the influence of alcohol, the Public Prosecutor announced.

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Sep 25 '17 11:40

A group of 38 Dutch tourists were attacked by armed robbers in the South African city of Johannesburg on Sunday night. They were threatened and robbed on their tour bus shortly after arriving in the country, the Telegraaf reports.

The robbery happened on the way to their first hotel. The bus was forced off the road by men dressed as police officers. The bus driver was forced to drive to an isolated place, where the men piled into the bus and threatened and robbed the Dutch passengers, according to the newspaper.

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Sep 25 '17 09:42

Young people in The Hague's ethnically diverse neighborhood of Schilderswijk, still harbor a lot of mistrust towards the police, according to a study by the Hague University of Applied Sciences. The researchers note that the relationship showed some improvement over the past years, but the problems are still far from solved, NOS reports.

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Sep 25 '17 09:17

Four people were injured in two separate accidents that happened during police chases on Sunday. 

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Sep 25 '17 08:52

Three Dutch people were killed in a serious accident with a wrong-way driver on the A67 near Rüsselsheim, Germany on Saturday night. The victims are a family from Sittard, the Limburg police confirmed to newspaper AD.

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Sep 25 '17 07:34

A body was found in a home on Tomatenstraat in Leiden on Sunday. Two people were arrested in connection with the discovery, the Telegraaf reported.

Very little is known about what happened as yet. On Sunday night, the police refused to comment on the identity of the victim, whether he or she was murdered or what the detainees are suspected of. Where the suspects were arrested, is also unclear.

The police are investigating. 

Ellen Drost
Sep 25 '17 07:24

Eighteen year old Ellen Drost from Pesse was found dead in a trench in the Drenthe town of Spier on Sunday. She was reported missing after not returning home from a barn party on Saturday night. A 24-year-old motorist was arrested on Sunday afternoon. He went to a police station to report that he hit "something" with his car the previous night, AD reports.

The body of the girl was found on De Steegde in Spier, around three kilometers from her home. A passerby spotted the body and called the police. She was identified a short time later.

Crime scene
Sep 22 '17 14:10

A 31-year-old man from Schiedam was arrested following the discovery of a woman's body in a watery ditch in Vlaardingen on Friday morning. The police started looking for the woman after she was reported missing, the Telegraaf reports. Whether the woman was murdered, is still unclear. 

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Sep 22 '17 10:50

Last year the municipality of Amsterdam found illegal prostitution in three Airbnb rentals during checks, the municipality said in answers to questions from PvdA city councilor Dennis Boutkan. This problem in Amsterdam is much smaller than in Great Britain, where the police recently warned homeowners of a growing trend, AT5 reports.

Dutch police officers responding to a report of a crime
Sep 22 '17 07:46

A man was shot and killed while sitting in a car on Rozenlaan in Spijkenisse on Thursday night, the police said on Twitter. As yet no details were released about the victims identity. No arrests were made.

The shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. The man was shot through his car window, according to newspaper AD. The police launched a large-scale investigation and a manhunt for the perpetrators. One bullet went through the terrace window of a house on Rozenlaan. The police also did an investigation inside the house.

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Sep 21 '17 13:30

A 34-year-old tourist jumped through a third floor window in a hostel on Linnaeusstraat in Amsterdam-Oost on Wednesday evening. He was taken to hospital. The man was under the influence of truffles, according to Het Parool. 

Emergency services responded to the hostel around 6:10 p.m. A witness saw the tourist jump from the third floor window, landing on a lower roof and then falling to the ground. According to the police, the man was unable to speak with them when he was taken to hospital. The extent of his injuries is unclear.

E-bike
Sep 21 '17 11:30

The number of fatal traffic accidents involving e-bikes is increasing, especially among older people. Since 2014 a total of 79 people in the Netherlands died in an e-bike accident, 87 percent of them older than 60 years, according to police figures in possession of newspaper AD.

Sep 21 '17 10:07

A fugitive member of the Italian mafia was arrested on Waterlooplein in Amsterdam on September 7th. The man involved is Gioacchino B., according to newspaper AD. He's been involved in drug trafficking in the Netherlands for years.

The 33-year-old man is wanted by the Italian authorities in connection with membership of the ‘Ndrangheta, a powerful branch of the mafia in South Italy, according to the newspaper. He is also wanted for drug trafficking. 

Forensic investigation
Sep 20 '17 15:30

A 50-year-old woman was found dead in a home in Amstelveen on Tuesday evening. Due to the "suspicious circumstances in the home", the police launched an investigation, the police said in a statement on Wedneday.

Police officers responded to the home on Prunuslaan around 10:50 p.m., after someone called and reported that the woman was dead in the home. A forensic team did a trace evidence investigation in the home.

According to the police, it is not yet clear how the woman died or whether a  crime was committed. 

The police call on witnesses to come forward. 

3,800 kilos of cocaine intercepted at the port of Antwerp, Sept 2017
Sep 20 '17 14:50

Two suspects were arrested in Breda on Monday after the authorities intercepted 3,800 kilograms of cocaine in the port of Antwerp. The suspects are a 56-year-old man from Oosterhout and a 39-year-old man from Roosendaal, the Dutch police said in a statement. 

The cocaine was found in a sea container during a customs check at the port of Antwerp over the weekend. The drugs were hidden among a load of bananas from Columbia. According to the police, the cocaine has a street value of 100 million euros. 

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Sep 20 '17 14:10

The Binnenhof in The Hague was evacuated on Wednesday afternoon after the discovery of a suspicious package. All entrances to the square that holds the Netherlands' government and parliament buildings were blocked by police officers and Koninklijke Marechaussee. According to AD reporter Lex de Jonge, it was a false alarm.

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Sep 20 '17 13:30

A 23-year-old woman was arrested in Tilburg just after midnight on Wednesday for assaulting a police officer. The Tilburg woman tried to prevent the arrest of her boyfriend by putting the officer in a chokehold and trying to poke her fingers into his eyes, the police said in a statement.

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Sep 20 '17 10:50

The police arrested a 32-year-old man in Emmerich, Germany in connection with a Gelderland on Wednesday morning, the Telegraaf reports.

A passerby found the body around 4:00 a.m. on Hooglandseweg. The police believe the victim was killed in a hit-and-run. Pieces of car was found in the road.

The suspect's car is damaged, and the police believe this damage was caused in the accident. 

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Sep 20 '17 08:28

A passerby found the body of a person on a bike path in the Gelderland village of Braamt around 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning The police assume the victim was hit by a car. The car and driver of that car, are nowhere to be found, AD reports.

Pieces of the car were found on the road. The Hooglandseweg is closed to traffic while the police investigate. 

The police are looking for the driver involved in this hit-and-run.

Zeki Yumusak
Sep 20 '17 07:52

Zeki Yumusak, a 41-year-old Barendrecht man , may have been killed out of revenge for a fight he was involved in in Amsterdam. The police are considering this scenario.

Crime scene tape
Sep 19 '17 17:10

A 20-year-old man from Rotterdam was seriously injured in a shooting on Ambachtsplein in the Rotterdam neighborhood of Zevenkamp on Monday afternoon, the police announced in a statement. He was rushed to the hospital, and his current condition is unknown.

The shooting happened around 4:45 p.m. As far as the police can tell at this stage, the incident involved one perpetrator firing a single shot. The victim was hit in the chest.

The police immediately closed down the square for investigation. A trace evidence investigation was done, and officers spoke to bystanders. 

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Sep 19 '17 16:30

A gunshot was fired during a road rage incident in the Rotterdam neighborhood of Crooswijk on Monday, the police said in a statement on Tuesday.

The drivers of two cars became annoyed at each other in Kralingse Bos for an unknown reason. On Boezemstraat, the two drivers decided to fight it out. At one point a third man, a 34-year-old from Rotterdam, got out of one of the cars and joined the fight. Several blows were dealt before one of the men pulled out a firearm and fired it into the air. No one was injured by the gunshot.

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Sep 19 '17 13:10

Twoin Giethoorn on Monday, were identified as two Polish seasonal workers. Their car crashed into the canal last week, and they had been missing since, AD reports.

The victims are two men, aged 24 and 44 years. After the accident, divers searched the car and canal, but could not find the victims. Investigation confirmed that the two Polish men were the occupants of the car. 

Lounge LuxXx on Brinkstraat in Enschede
Sep 19 '17 10:30

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.

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