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Aug 27 '18 08:54

A hand grenade exploded at sisha lounge Down Town on Leenderweg in Eindhoven during the early hours of Saturday morning. The sisha lounge was closed at the time and no one was hurt, though the building sustained some damage, Eindhovens Dagblad reports.

Eindhoven mayor John Jorritsma  will meet with the police and Public Prosecutor on Monday to discuss whether the sisha lounge should be closed after the explosion.

Nicky Verstappen, murdered at age 11 in Brunssum in August 1998
Aug 27 '18 08:04

's parents are "very relieved" by the , the man suspected of murdering the 11-year-old boy in Brunssummerheide in 1998. B. was arrested in Spain on Sunday.

JoS B. - suspect in Nicky Verstappen's murder
Aug 27 '18 07:45

Jos B., a 55-year-old man suspected of involvement in the murder of 11-year-old in 1998, was arrested in Spain on Sunday afternoon, the police confirmed on Sunday evening. He is currently in a Spanish cell and will be extradited to the Netherlands shortly, the police said.

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Aug 24 '18 16:20

Caught speeding in the Netherlands lately? There's a good chance that you won't be getting a fine. Police officers participating in labor actions for a better collective bargaining agreement are deleting speed camera photos as part of the actions, RTL Editie reports. 

Officers from Oost-Brabant say they already deleted some 5,600 photos from speed cameras. According to Maarten Brink of the police unions' national action center, the officers in the other nine police units deleted similar numbers. So a total of around 50 thousand speeders will not be getting fines. 

Nicky Verstappen, murdered at age 11 in Brunssum in August 1998
Aug 24 '18 15:30

The police received over a thousand tips in the investigation into the murder of 11-year-old in Brunssummerheide in 1998. Around 75 percent of the tips are about the possible whereabouts of , NOS reports.

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Aug 24 '18 12:10

A 45-year-old man from the municipality of Maasdriel is in custody on suspicion of sexually abusing at least five children and producing child pornography, was revealed during a private meeting for around 30 parents in the Kerkdriel town hall on Thursday evening, Omroep Gelderland reports.

The man was arrested on July 26th and he was remanded into custody for another 90 days earlier this month. After his arrest, the police searched his home and seized various items. According to the Public Prosecutor, five victims are known so far. 

JoS B. - suspect in Nicky Verstappen's murder
Aug 24 '18 09:50

A man from Belgium was checked in the Vosges mountains in France on Thursday after Dutch police officers mistook him for Jos B., the man suspected of murdering 11-year-old  in 1998, the Limburg police confirmed to NU.nl.

The Belgian man was not arrested as some media sources reported, only checked to confirm his identity, the Limburg police said.

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Aug 24 '18 07:50

Psychiatric prison Kijvelanden in the Zuid-Holland village of Poortugaal was partly evacuated on Thursday evening due to a fire in one of the cells. A 29-year-old man was injured in his cell, but did not have to go to hospital, NU.nl reports.

The fire was under control about an hour after it started. One floor of the prison was evacuated. The eleven people staying on that floor were taken to another floor in the building, a spokesperson for the local safety office said to the newspaper. 

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Aug 23 '18 15:40

A 33-year-old man was arrested in The Hague on Wednesday evening in connection with the disappearance of Nsimire. The 14-year-old girl was afternoon after she'd been

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Aug 23 '18 14:00

"We sometimes see crazy things", the Steenwikerland police wrote on Facebook after catching a man transporting four large cannabis plants through Steenwijk on his car's bike rack. 

The man was pulled over and his cannabis plants were confiscated, according to RTL Nieuws. He was not arrested. It is now up to the Public Prosecutor to decide whether he will be prosecuted.

"There is a tolerance policy on drugs in the Netherlands", the police said. But the possession of cannabis plants is still illegal. 

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Aug 23 '18 10:50

Fourteen year old Nsimire from The Hague was found safe and in good health . The police did not say where she was over the past weeks. 

Police officers found the girl after a tip in The Hague on Wednesday afternoon. She was taken to a police station, where specialists spoke to her to find out how she is doing and what she needs.

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Aug 23 '18 10:10

A boy between the ages of 1 and 2 years was found wandering around in Roosendaal on Wednesday evening. The child has not yet been claimed and the police are looking for his parents.

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Aug 23 '18 08:27

The Lingewaard town hall, located in Bemmel, will be closed for months due to damage sustained when a during the early hours of Wednesday morning. The public hall and areas behind the counters were destroyed, the Telegraaf reports.

Jos Brech - wanted for the 1998 murder of Nicky Verstappen
Aug 23 '18 08:06

The police received over 200 tips about the possible whereabouts of Jos Brech, the 55-year-old man suspected of murdering 11-year-old  in Brunssummerheide in 1998, Limburg police chief Ingrid Schafer-Poels said on Laat op één. "Most are about his possible whereabouts, or people who think they saw him. We are going to investigate them all urgently."

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Aug 23 '18 07:34

An Amsterdam man died shortly after being arrested on Wednesday. He was arrested on suspicion of stabbing an 18-year-old woman in district De Pijp. The woman sustained minor injuries, NOS reports.

The stabbing incident happened around 2:45 p.m. The 32-year-old man attacked the woman and fled. A 41-year-old man from Amsterdam went after him and hit him on the head with a hard object.

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Aug 22 '18 15:20

A plane landed safely at Eindhoven Airport on Wednesday after experiencing technical difficulties, the fire brigade said. The Wizz Air flight from Bucharest to Eindhoven carried 228 people, a spokesperson for the airport said to Omroep Brabant.

According to the spokesperson, there was a problem with the flaps on a wing of the plane. As a result, the plane landed at higher speed than normal. The pilot managed to touch down safely. No one was injured. 

The fire department, ambulances and police were on standby at the airport so that they could intervene if necessary.

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Aug 22 '18 14:40

A man from Schiedam was remanded to 30 days in custody on Tuesday. He was arrested earlier this month for threatening to commit a terrorist attack following the death of PVV city councilor in The Hague , ANP reports.

300 kilos cocaine found on a Dutch yacht near Mallorca
Aug 22 '18 14:00

Four Dutch and a German were caught with 300 kilograms of cocaine on a yacht near Mallorca on Sunday. They were arrested by the Spanish authorities, NOS reports.

JoS B. - suspect in Nicky Verstappen's murder
Aug 22 '18 13:10

Twenty years after the murder of 11-year-old in Brunssummerheide, the Dutch authorities managed to identify a suspect. The suspect is 55-year-old Jos B. from Simpelveld. The police do not know where he is at this time, and placed him on the national wanted list on Wednesday.

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Aug 22 '18 12:30

A body was found in the waterway along Weesperzijde in Amsterdam Oost on Wednesday morning. The police cordoned off the area and are investigating.

The body was found in the water near Cafe de Omval, according to Amsterdam broadcaster AT5. Divers from the fire department area also at the scene. 

So far nothing is known about the identity of the victim or the circumstances under which the body was found. 

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Aug 22 '18 10:10

A doctor was stabbed at a GP's office in Loosdrecht on Tuesday. He was taken to hospital in unknown condition. A 34-year-old man was arrested after a search, NU.nl reports.

The stabbing happened at a general practice on Eikenlaan. The doctor shouted for help, which was heard by a boy who had just come out of the adjacent dental practice. The perpetrator fled. 

A trauma physician was taken to the scene by helicopter. He stabilized the doctor, who was then taken to hospital by ambulance.

Nicky Verstappen, murdered at age 11 in Brunssum in August 1998
Aug 22 '18 08:52

There's been an "important breakthrough" in the investigation into the murder of 11-year-old in 1998, the police announced on Tuesday. A press conference will be held at the Maastricht police station at noon.

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Aug 22 '18 08:26

The discovery of a suspicious package triggered an evacuation at the army base in the Gelderland town of Oldebroek on Tuesday afternoon. No explosives were found in the package. The Koninklijke Marechaussee, a policing force that forms part of the Dutch military, is investigating, De Stentor reports.

The package was discovered in a building on the base, which also includes the artillery shooting camp in 't Harde, around 4:15 p.m. The building was evacuated and the emergency services were called in. The fire brigade, the Marechaussee and explosive experts were deployed.

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Aug 22 '18 07:45

A car crashed into the town hall of Lingewaard, located in the Gelderland village of Bemmel, during the early hours of Wednesday morning. The car contained two gas bottles, one of which exploded and caused a fire. The driver was killed, according to the police. 

The killed motorist was found "in the vicinity" of the car, a spokesperson for the fire department said to NOS. The fire caused major damage to the town hall. 

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