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Railway crossing
Mar 25 '19 08:59

A mother and child had a very near miss in Breda on Sunday afternoon when their car stalled on a railway crossing. They managed to get out of the car just seconds before it was hit by a train. No one was injured.

The accident happened on a railway crossing on Steenakkerstraat, the Breda police said on Twitter. The train dragged the car for around 500 meters before both vehicles came to a stand still, NOS reports. The car was completely destroyed. 

Part of Maastricht's historic city wall collapsed, 23 March 2019
Mar 25 '19 08:39

Part of Maastricht's historic city wall collapsed along the Sint Pieterskade on Saturday night. The few meters high city wall collapsed over a width of 6 meters. The cause is not yet clear. Maastricht plans to quickly rebuild the estimated five-century-old wall, responsible alderman Gert-Jan Krabbendam said on Sunday, NU.nl reports.

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Mar 25 '19 08:14

A police SWAT team arrested two men in The Hague during the early hours of Monday morning. They are suspected of involvement in a stabbing and a possible burglary in the city, NU.nl reports.

On Sunday evening the police received a report of a stabbing on Callandstraat. Another report came in about a conflict at a restaurant near Callandstraat. Investigations into these two incidents led the police to a home on Keukenhoflaan. The home was observed for several hours, until a heavily armed SWAT team entered the building at around 2:30 a.m.

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Mar 25 '19 07:53

A resident of Van Harenstraat in Leeuwarden found a hand grenade in his garden on Sunday morning. The explosive was disarmed by experts from the Ministry of Defense and removed from the scene, the Friesland police said on Twitter.

The explosive was discovered at around 9:30 a.m. According to the police, investigation quickly showed that the grenade posed no danger to the environment. The Defense explosive experts were still called in as a precaution.

The police are investigating how the grenade came to be in the Van Harenstraat garden. 

Mar 22 '19 11:50

A  in Amsterdam on Thursday was identified as Mustapha Agalf from the city. The 34-year-old man went missing at the start of this month.  

Agalf was last seen leaving a pub on Utrechtsestraat during the early hours of Friday, March 1st. He seems to have drowned, according to Het Parool. His family was informed on Thursday, the police said.

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Mar 22 '19 08:51

A boy was stabbed during a brawl between teenagers on Edward Jennerstraat in Haarlem on Thursday. He was stabbed in the back by another boy. The victim was taken to hospital. He did not sustain life-threatening injuries, the police said to NU.nl.

The brawl happened at around 5:30 p.m. According to the police, around six teenagers between the ages of 14 and 16 years were involved. Two boys were arrested.

The police are investigating exactly what happened. 

Police officer at a train station
Mar 22 '19 08:31

A 41-year-old man was arrested for strangling a female conductor on the train from Amsterdam to Haarlem on Thursday. He attacked the conductor after he pulled down his own pants and fondled his genitals, RTL Nieuws reports. 

The man was traveling without a ticket. When the conductor noticed and addressed him on it, he pulled up his shirt, pulled down his pants and started fondling his genitals. The conductor stepped away to call for assistance, but the man grabbed her from behind and started to strangle her.

Police
Mar 21 '19 14:10

A body was found Thursday morning in the waters of the popular Grachtengordel area of Amsterdam. Police were dispatched to the Keizersgracht just after 10:40 a.m., and found the body in the canal near the Utrechtsestraat.

A witness walking in the area made the grizzly discovery and called authorities. Several first responders were sent to the scene, including a trauma helicopter.

3,300 kilos of cocaine seized at a warehouse in Hazeldonk, January 2017
Mar 21 '19 13:20

A Dutch father and his two sons were arrested in Belgium and Spain over the past weeks for smuggling 3,300 kilograms of cocaine into the Netherlands through the port of Antwerp. The cocaine was seized in a warehouse in Hazeldonk in January 2017. All three suspects have been extradited to the Netherlands and are in custody, the police said in a statement.

A drawing of a crying Nijntje with the condolence register for the 24 Oktoberplein shooting in Utrecht's city hall
Mar 21 '19 12:30

A group of Utrecht residents are organizing a silent march for the victims of a . The march will start at 7:00 p.m. on Friday on Jaarbeursplein, from where participants will walk to the scene of the attack, NU.nl reports.

"We want do do this for Utrecht", one of the organizers said to DUIC. "We want to show that we will not be knocked apart. And that we are actually getting closer together and supporting each other in this time."

Gökmen T.
Mar 21 '19 11:39

The police found no indications that suspected gunman Gokmen T. received help from other people in the in Utrecht on Monday. He acted alone with terrorist intent, the Public Prosecutor said in a statement on Thursday.

1,500 kilos of cocaine found hidden in a banana shipment at the port of Antwerp, 15 March 2019
Mar 21 '19 10:50

The Dutch and Belgian police seized 1,500 kilograms of cocaine at the port of Antwerp on Friday. The cocaine, hidden in a banana shipment, was intended for a company in Kapelle. 14 men were arrested at the company, the police said in a statement.

On Monday a police SWAT team raided the company in Kapelle, after the truck that contained the cocaine arrived there. The arrested suspects are from Rotterdam, Goes, Middelburg, Hansweert, Amsterdam and Berkel-Enschot. Three of them have no permanent place of residence.

Crime scene tape
Mar 21 '19 08:18

A man was killed in a shooting on Oranjeboomstraat in Rotterdam Zuid on Wednesday evening. Emergency services responded to the scene at around 10:20 p.m., after reports of screaming and a man with a bullet wound lying on the street, a spokesperson for the police told NU.nl.

Paramedics tried to help the man, but it was to no avail. He succumbed to his injuries around 30 minutes after emergency services arrived. The identity of the victim is not yet known. 

24 Oktoberplein shooting in Utrecht
Mar 20 '19 07:28

A new suspect was arrested in connection with a , in which t and three seriously hurt, the Public Prosecutor said in a statement. The 40-year-old man from Utrecht was arrested at his home at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Gavel with lady justice in the background
Mar 19 '19 18:10

Eleven men, including the former deputy head prosecutor of the National Office and fraud specialist Vincent L., are being prosecuted for paying to commit sexual acts with an underage boy, NU.nl reports

Handcuffs
Mar 19 '19 17:20

The police took down 10 fake online stores which were made to look like English versions of real Dutch stores on Tuesday. Two suspects, a 40-year-old man from Leeuwarden and a 21-year-old man from Groningen, were arrested.

These English-language sites looked like the websites of real Dutch stores, with web addresses that were very similar to those of recognized stores with a Chamber of Commerce registration. Visitors bought products like milk powder, energy drinks, shampoo, deodorant and alcohol. After payment, the products were never delivered.

Police at the scene of Gokmen T.'s arrest on Oudenoord in Utrecht, 18 March 2019
Mar 19 '19 12:02

So far the investigation into a on Monday revealed no links between suspected gunman 37-year-old Gokmen T. and the victims, the Public Prosecutor said in a statement on Tuesday.

Gökmen T.
Mar 19 '19 08:44

Gokmen T., the 37-year-old man suspected of killing three people and injuring five in a t on Monday, has a lengthy criminal record and is considered "scum" among his neighbors. But they don't believe him a terrorist. Relationship problems were behind the shooting, not religion, they told the Volkskrant. Angelique, the victim in a rape case against T., believes the same.

24 Oktoberplein shooting in Utrecht
Mar 18 '19 11:39

Multiple people were injured in a shooting on 24 Oktoberplein in Utrecht on Monday morning. Emergency services are at the scene, including trauma helicopters and an anti-terrorism unit of the police. The police are investigating. "A possible terrorist motive is part of the investigation", the Utrecht police said on Twitter. 

Exactly what happened is not yet clear. On Twitter the police confirmed that the shooting happened on a tram at 10:45 a.m. Witness reports speak of at least one person killed, though this has not been confirmed by the authorities. 

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Mar 18 '19 11:30

Police officers faced much more violence aimed against them over New Year's than the official figures show, the police's Central Works Council said after extensive investigation. Of the over 3,400 police officers that participated in the council's survey, 326 said they were confronted with one or more forms of violence, ranging from verbal threats to physical violence, ANP reports.

Ambulance
Mar 18 '19 10:40

A car with four people inside crashed into a tree in the Drenthe town of Hooghalen during the early hours of Sunday morning. A 20-year-old man from Westerbork and a 25-year-old man from Smilde were killed. Two others, a 20-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy both from Westerbork, were seriously injured, the Drenthe police said on Twitter.

The accident happened on Laaghalerveen. The cause of the accident is not yet clear, the police are investigating.

The victims' families were informed. 

Police guard in a detention center
Mar 18 '19 08:13

A 41-year-old man from Hoogvliet was arrested at the Maastad Hospital in Rotterdam on Friday night on suspicion of stabbing his 8-year-old daughter to death, presumably in the hospital, the police said in a statement. The man will be arraigned on Tuesday. 

According to the police, the man came to the hospital with his daughter earlier in the evening for unknown reasons. When they left again, the crisis team of youth protection called the police. Aid workers were very concerned about the welfare of the girl.

An NS train waiting on the tracks (Photo: TahR78/Wikipedia)
Mar 18 '19 07:32

Employees of various sectors are striking for better pensions and to freeze the retirement age at 66 throughout the Netherlands on Monday. The first and most disrupting strike was in public transit between 6:00 a.m. and 7:06 a.m.

Fingerprint scanning
Mar 16 '19 07:45

It has to become easier to share information about criminals, regardless of strict privacy rules, Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus of Justice and Security said to the Telegraaf in an interview. His comments were in response to Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb who also raised concerns about this issue.

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