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Sep 21 '17 14:50

The court in Amsterdam sentenced 28-year-old Milco G. from Purmerend to 18 years in prison for bombing a houseboat in Wormer in 2015. This was the appeal of this case. The Public Prosecutor demanded 24 years in prison against G., RTL Nieuws reports.

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Sep 14 '17 16:30

A 41-year-old man from Helmond was sentenced to 20 years in prison for murdering 67-year-old Bart Hillen, his father, and dumping his body in a canal last year. The court found him guilty of premeditated murder. The sentence is equal to , AD reports. 

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Sep 13 '17 13:20

A 22-year-old man from Zevenbergen arrested in August in connection with a terrorism threat in Rotterdam, must be released from custody, the court in Rotterdam ruled on Wednesday. Jimmy F. will be released on Monday, because further investigation must be done as to whether he's at risk, his lawyer Karianne Bal said to NU.nl.

F.'s release is linked to a number of conditions. If he does not hold to these conditions, he will be taken back into custody, according to the newspaper.

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Sep 13 '17 11:20

Press photographer Chris Keulen was arrested in Limburg on Sunday for refusing to hand over his camera and photos to the police, ANP reports. This happened while he was reporting on noise problems caused by NATO aircraft.

Keulen took photos of a local activist and an American soldier in civilian clothing coming to blows during an argument near the NATO base Geilenkirchen. After the fight, Keulen went to the police station to give a witness statement. He was asked to hand over his photos, but he refused, appealing to press freedom.

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Sep 13 '17 08:01

A 19-year-old man from Bavel has been in custody for three and a half months on suspicion of raping a 12-year-old girl and sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl. He also had nude photos of dozens of other young girls in his possession, which the authorities believe he convinced them to send him through online chats. The youngest victim is 8-years-old, BN DeStem reports. 

Sep 12 '17 15:30

Drug gangs recruited teenagers from schools and youth institutions in Rotterdam on a large scale, the Public Prosecutor announced on Tuesday. The teenagers were used as "runners', delivering drugs from Rotterdam to various addresses in Belgium. Dozens of teenagers from Rotterdam-Zuid have been arrested in Belgium, NOS reports

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Sep 11 '17 09:44

Last year the Public Prosecutor decided to drop 20 percent of all completed criminal cases, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released. Ten years ago, 10 percent of criminal cases were dropped, ANP reports.

Savannah Dekker, missing in Bunschoten since 1 Jun 2017
Sep 8 '17 14:10

The 16-year-old boy suspected of murdering 14-year-oldin June, will stay in custody for the next three months, the court ruled on Friday, NU.nl reports

The Public Prosecutor is . The next hearing will be on November 24th.

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Sep 5 '17 15:40

The Public Prosecutor is prosecuting a 23-year-old crane operator for causing a . The train driver was killed and six people were injured.

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Sep 5 '17 12:46

The Public Prosecutor demanded an appellate court order prison sentences of 21, 19, 15 and 13 years against five people suspected of involvement in the murder of Yvon Pfaff in Sint-Michielsgestel in 2014.

The demand corresponds to the sentences the court imposed on the suspects last year. The suspects filed the appeal in the case, NU.nl reports.

No Surrender
Sep 1 '17 15:20

A man the authorities believed was hired to attack prosecutor Greetje Bos, was released from custody, the Public Prosecutor announced. The investigation did not confirm the suspicions against him, NU.nl reports.

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Sep 1 '17 12:00

The charges against 22-year-old Jimmy F. from Zevenbergen, who is in custody in connection with a terrorist threat in Rotterdam, were scaled down to only incitement. The Public Prosecutor still suspects him of , but the magistrate found that there is too little evidence for this charge, NOS reports.

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Aug 31 '17 15:00

The Public Prosecutor demanded 20 years in prison against a 41-year-old man for the murder of his farther Bart Hillen from Helmond. According to the Prosecutor, the suspect violently killed his father, purely for financial gain, before , AD reports

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Aug 31 '17 11:00

The police arrested 11 people in a 'joint factory' found in a commercial property in Waalwijk on Wednesday. According to the municipality, the suspects were rolling and packaging joints for coffeeshop chain The Grass Company, AD reports.

All people found inside the building were arrested. The suspects are 10 women, who were in the process of rolling joints, and a man who was supervising. The building was searched under the leadership of a prosecutor. Dozens of kilograms of drugs were seized, though the exact weight is not yet clear.

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Aug 31 '17 10:20

Five boys between the ages of 14 and 16 years will be prosecuted for earlier this year, the Public Prosecutor announced on Wednesday. The exact charges against them will be revealed soon. The teenagers have to appear in juvenile court on December 19th, ANP reports.

As the suspects are underage, their trial will largely be held behind closed doors. All five boys are from Arnhem.

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Aug 31 '17 07:44

A 22-year-old man fro Zevenbergen that was arrested last week for involvement in a t did not commit any crimes, his lawyer Karianne Bal said to newspaper AD. According to her, Jimmy F. had good intentions and was trying to unmask terrorists.

"He thought he was talking to an ISIS sympathizer", Bal said about a chat conversation that is believed to have led to his arrest. "I am convinced that he is not guilty of any criminal offense."

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Aug 30 '17 14:10

The Public Prosecutor officially suspects Jimmy F. of involvement in terrorism, a spokesperson confirmed to NU.nl. The 22-year-old man was arrested for threatening to commit a terrorist attack on the Maassilo in Rotterdam last week. The court in Rotterdam remanded him into custody for two weeks on Wednesday morning, according to Omroep Brabant.

The Public Prosecutor spokesperson would say nothing more about the charges against F.

Savannah Dekker, missing in Bunschoten since 1 Jun 2017
Aug 29 '17 14:10

The 16-year-old boy in custody for the death of 14-year-old from Bunschoten, is being charged with murder, the Public Prosecutor announced. The boy was previously charged with manslaughter, NU.nl reports.

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Aug 29 '17 12:50

The police arrested a member of the Den Bosch city council's trust committee on Tuesday. The 55-year-old man is suspected of involvement in the leak of information about the nomination of a new mayor in the city, AD reports.

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Aug 29 '17 12:10

No Surrender founder Klaas Otto is suspected of ordering an attack on the Public Prosecutor working on his case from his cell in the Middelburg prison, Otto's lawyer Louis de Leon confirmed to NU.nl. According to the lawyer, his client finds these accusations completely ridiculous.

On Monday the police arrested a 44-year-old man in Sliedrecht. He is believed to be the one Otto ordered to commit the attack. The attack was directed at Greetje Bos, prosecutor at the Public Prosecutor's Office Zeeland-West-Brabant and the prosecutor on the case against Otto.

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Aug 29 '17 08:29

A German court sentenced 21-year-old Peike S. from Amsterdam to 2 years and 7 months in prison for his involvement in last month. He was found guilty of severe bodily injury, seriously disrupting the peace and resisting arrest, ANP reports.

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Aug 25 '17 13:00

The Public Prosecutor wants to keep the 22-year-old man suspected of involvement in a in custody. The young man will be arraigned before the end of the day, NOS reports.

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Aug 25 '17 08:20

A 27-year-old man suspected of sexually abusing at least two girls at childcare institution Patrou in De Bilt, tried to commit suicide in custody, the Public Prosecutor announced. Bart C. is now in the hospital, NOS reports.

The Prosecutor did not say how he tried to kill himself. The investigation against him continues. 

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Aug 23 '17 07:39

A pedagogical assistant child care institution in De Bilt, may also have abused other kids. Several other parents pressed charges against 27-year-old Bart C. from Utrecht since an information evening was held about his arrest, the Public Prosecutor said, ANP reports.

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