In 2013 the Utrecht police deliberately placed a "bait bicycle" in Nieuwegein to provoke the suspected serial rapist to steal it. This was done to obtain a DNA sample from the suspect.
The public prosecutor demanded a 20-month sentence and treatment at a psychiatric prison for a 16-year old boy from Rijswijk accused of stabbing a 15-year old classmate in the neck at their school in Voorburg. The victim died shortly after the October 14 incident. The prosecutor said the defendant is guilty of a premeditated killing.
Psychotherapist Benjamin N. (41) will not be prosecuted for involvement in the death of his pregnant wife Swaniek Wouda (39). He is no longer a suspect, The Public Prosecutor Noord-Nederland announced today, De Telegraaf reports.
The Amsterdam campaign warning against a dealers selling white heroin as cocaine will be terminated in the next week, the city announced in a press release. The matrix signs in the city will be turned off, posters will be removed and no more flyers will be distributed.
An investigation has begun into the anti-Semitic chants heard during the FC Utrecht against AFC Ajax match last Sunday. The Royal Dutch Football Association's (KNVB) in-house prosecutor specialized in professional football is leading the investigation, stated KNVB in a press release on Wednesday. The Dutch Public Prosecutor (OM) on Tuesday had announced the start of an investigation into the chants.
The Dutch Public Prosecutor demanded a 3.5-year prison sentence against Zakaria G., suspected of involvement in the Goldies jewelry store robbery in Deurne, on Wednesday, Omroep Brabant reports.
Despite unrest in Utrecht about an Islam conference being held in the city this week, the event can continue as planned, the municipality of Utrecht told De Telegraaf Wednesday.
The Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) calls the anti-semitic chants from last sunday's match between FC Utrecht and AFC Ajax "abhorrent and repugnant". KNVB is currently collecting information to determine if there is a sufficient reason to launch an investigation and whether FC Utrecht did enough to prevent and stop the chants, Parool writes.
Every year dozens of children are deliberately injured by one of their parents, often being poisoned with medicine. According to the Association of Confidence Doctors, the tackling of this problem leaves a lot to be desired.
The Public Prosecutor has demanded a 20 year prison sentence against the 52 year old man suspected of shooting and killing 31 year old rapper Charlton ‘Challa’ Wondel on May 4th last year.
According to the Public Prosecutor, the Dutch investigation team that is coordinating the investigation into the downing of flight MH17, will soon be going to Russia to look for evidence
One of the persons that the Dutch Public Prosecutor suspects was involved in the downing of flight MH17 has been recognized by Ukraine as a Russian intelligence officer, NRC reports. This is the first concrete evidence of senior Russian soldiers or senior soldiers being involved in the attack.
The court of appeal in Amsterdam ruled that the failed asylum seekers currently staying in the Vluchtgarage in Amsterdam, may be evicted at any time, Het Parool reports. The rejected refugees occupied the building in December 2013 because they feel that the shelter offered by the city was not enough.
Bart van U (39) will appear in court on April 24th for the murder of his sister, Lois van U. Van U. is also a suspect in the murder of former minister Els Borst.
The Public Prosecutor has called on witnesses in eastern Ukraine who may have seen anything involving a BUK missile in the days before and after the MH17 crash on July 17th last year.
Five Dutch citizens have been arrested in Turkey for illegally trying to cross the Turkish-Syrian border, the Turkish army report on the Ministry of Defense website. It is not known whether these Dutch people are jihadists or were trying to join a terrorist organization.
A court in the Netherlands issued a suspended sentence and 200 hours of community service for the jeweler whose wife shot two robbers in his jewelry store last year. The sentence, handed down on Friday, was for the possession of an illegal weapon.
The police arrested a bookkeeper of an administrative office from Alblasserdam and the owner of a shipping company in Rotterdam in Eindhoven yesterday. This was done as part of a criminal investigation into an alleged criminal organization suspected of involvement in fraud in the trade of edible oils.
The court in Arnhem today found an egg hatchery and three hen farms guilty of keeping more chickens than was allowed through forgery. The businesses were given a fine and the managers were sentenced to community service. The court did however rule that there was not enough evidence to prove that the businesses were selling normal eggs as free range eggs.
The Netherlands and the Philippines have joined forces to intensify the fight against child sex tourism and human trafficking in both countries. The Dutch Public Prosecutor and the Public Prosecutor in the Philippines singed Memorandum of Understanding on the matter this week.
The municipality of The Hague has started a trial that will enable them to better assess how dangerous radicalized "lone wolves" are, Mayor Jozias van Aartsen wrote in an action plan against radicalization.
There is a new witness who claims that Willem Holleeder, best known as one of the Heineken-kidnappers, is involved with assassinations in the underworld, the Public Prosecutor in Amsterdam said in an interview with EenVandaag.
Many of the necessary fire measures were lacking in the Nijmegen retirement home that caught fire on February 20th, the Gelderland-Zuid fire department and municipality announced in a press conference last night. Four of the retirement home's elderly residents have died from injuries obtained during the fire.
Limburg is again in the news because of forced underage prostitution. According to the Public Prosecutor, two girls aged 14 and 15 from Kerkrade were forced to work as prostitutes for 6 months, NOS reports. Two men from Heerlen are in custody.