The psychiatric treatment Volkert van der Graaf was given for killing politician Pim Fortuyn, was only a sales pitch directed at politicians, according to Advocate General Hans Pieters in a secretly recorded conversation with Van der Graaf
A 66 year old man from Vlissingen was arrested on Monday after claiming to have a bomb at a security check at Eindhoven airport, the Koninklijke Marechaussee reports on Facebook.
Willem Holleeder tried to have his sisters assassinated from the maximum security prison in Vught, the Public Prosecutor revealed during a pro-forma hearing in the case against the infamous criminal on Monday
Half of the 10 suspects arrested in connection with a fatal shooting in Dordrecht on Liberation Day, were released. The other five will be arraigned on Monday and Tuesday
The Public Prosecutor demanded four years in prison, one of which conditionally suspended, against Yasmine M. - the mother of three dead babies found in Alkmaar and Heerhugowaard in 2014 and 2015. The prosecutor believes the 31 year old woman is responsible for the death of one of the babies and hiding the bodies of all three. M. claims she's innocent, according to AD journalist Victor Schildkamp, tweeting from within the courtroom.
The Public Prosecutor demanded 180 hours of community service and 3 months probation against 23 year old Salim H. on Tuesday. H. prank called more than a hundred people, pretended to be a police officer and told them that a relative had died.
Chris van Esch, the 63 year old man who lost his arm and part of his leg in an explosion in Breda last year November, has no faith in the police investigation into the attack. He is very concerned that the perpetrator that very nearly killed him will never be caught, and that he will spend the rest of his life looking over his shoulder
The Public Prosecutor and police in Noord-Brabant are increasingly tackling criminals outside of court by seizing their assets. In the past this so-called ASAP-approach was mainly used for small crimes like shoplifting, but it is also effective with drug crime, according to the authorities.
Michael Heemels, the former leader of the Limburg PVV, will definitely be prosecuted for embezzlement. The investigation into him is still ongoing, so more charges may be added, the Public Prosecutor in Maastricht said
On Friday the court in Den Bosch sentenced three executives of collapsed chemical company Chemie-Pack to community service and suspended prison sentences for their part in a massive chemical fire at their company in 2011. The company will also have to pay a fine of 730 thousand euros
A man was arrested in an asylum center in Echt on Thursday on suspicion of sedition and recruiting jihadists, the Public Prosecutor announced. The man is in custody.
The Public Prosecutor demanded 15 years in prison followed by institutionalized psychiatric treatment against Johan P. in the court in Arnhem on Wednesday. P. is standing trial for strangling his 21-year-old niece Mariska to death in February last year.
The police took down a large encrypted communication network on Tuesday, the Public Prosecutor announced. The network was used by criminals in the Netherlands, and possibly abroad. A 36 year old man from Nijmegen was arrested on suspicion of money laundering.
The Public Prosecutor wants prison time to be added to the sentence against Bart van U. for the murders of former politician Els Borst and his sister Lois. Last week the court declared Van U. completely unaccountable due to insanity and only imposed institutionalized psychiatric care on him.
The Public Prosecutor is calling on the justice system to add institutionalized psychiatric treatment to the prison sentence of a man convicted of killing one person by blowing up a houseboat. A court sentenced Milco G., 27, to .sentenced to 17 years for the bombing in Wormer last year that also severely injured one.
A referee that was attacked with a knife during a kids' football match in Den Hoorn on Saturday, is doing well. The man who attacked him was remanded into custody for two weeks, the Prosecutor announced on Monday. He is facing charges of attempted manslaughter.
Some 17,600 crime suspects received compensation in 2015 because they were detained without charges being pressed or suffered damage while in custody. That is an increase of 3,300 compared to 2014 and a 13 thousand increase compared to 2004. In total about 28 million euros in compensation was paid last year, according to Statistics Netherlands.
The Polish man arrested at Schiphol Airport on Tuesday, was released on Thursday morning. The drunk man was arrested after telling the Marechaussee, a military policing force in charge of airport security, that he is a terrorist, according to the Public Prosecutor.
Another two arrests were made in connection with a Molotov cocktail thrown at a mosque in Enschede in February. Two men aged 24 and 36 were arrested in Enschede on Tuesday, on suspicion of consipiracy and preparation for arson with terrorist intent
Bart van U. is completely insane and can therefore not be held accountable for the deaths of his sister and former politician Els Borst, the court in Rotterdam ruled on Wednesday. With the "insanity" conclusion, Van U. can not be sentenced to prison. The court is however imposing mandatory treatment in a psychiatric prison on the man.
The Public Prosecutor filed an appeal against the court's ruling on a fatal speedboat accident on a Vinkeveen lake in 2014
PvdA leaders Diederik Samsom and Hans Spekman will not be prosecuted for hate speech on statements they made about Moroccans, the court in Amsterdam ruled on Tuesday. The PVV asked the court to compel the Public Prosecutor to prosecute them for group insult and incitement to discrimination against people because of their race, the Volkskrant reports.
Milco G. was sentenced to 17 years in prison for causing a houseboat explosion in Wormer last year. A 53 year old man was killed and a woman was seriously injured.
The Public Prosecutor is back in court on Friday trying to get leaked testimony by criminal Willem Holleeder and his sisters Sonja and Astrid off the internet. After the court ordered crime site VIinderscrime.nl to remove the documents from their site, a private person named Sebastiaan Beens put the documents on his own site.