State Secretary Paul Blokhuis of Public Health will critically look into the cause of the increased number of suicides in the Netherlands, he said on Tuesday. He wants to know what caused the increase, and whether it is a one-time peak or if something else is going on, NU.nl reports.
The number of teenagers committing suicide in the Netherlands is increasing alarmingly. Last year the number teens who died by suicide nearly doubled, Statistics Netherlands reported on Tuesday.
In total 1,917 people committed suicide in the Netherlands last year, 23 more than in 2016. The number of teens between the ages of 10 and 20 that died by suicide increased from 48 in 2016 to 81 last year.
A 15-year-old boy was hit by a police van while running from the police in Amsterdam on Wednesday evening. The boy got trapped between the van and a fence, NOS reports.
The police noticed the boy dismantling a moped in the bushes near Cornelis Lelylaan. The officers thought that the moped may be stolen, and when the boy took off running the officers got back into their van and gave chase. The boy suddenly appeared in front of the van and the officers couldn't stop in time, according to the police.
Two teenage boys from Amsterdam were arrested shortly after a shooting in Eindhoven during the early hours of Monday morning. The shooting happened on Shakespearelaan around 3:00 a.m., Het Parool reports.
Multiple shots were fired at a home on Shakespearelaan. No one was injured, the residents were not home at the time But considerable damage was done to the home's windows and facade, according to the newspaper.
The police arrested a 17-year-old boy from Almelo on Wednesday on suspicion of involvement in a "serious sex crime" that was committed in the vicinity of Kolthofsingel during the early morning hours of May 30th. Exactly what crime the boy is suspected of involvement in, the police did not say.
A 48-year-old person was the victim of the sex crime. An extensive trace evidence investigation was done at and around the scene, and sniffer dogs were used to search for traces.
The investigation led the police to the 17-year-old boy. He was arrested at his home on Wednesday.
A teenager from Tilburg is facing threats after the police mistakenly showed a photo of him as a suspect in the assault of a 73-year-old man on television program Bureau Brabant on Monday. The boy's family is considering filing a damage claim and pressing charges of slander and libel, the family confirmed to Brabants Dagblad.
A 15-year-old boy became unwell near the pier of Lauwersoog on Monday evening during a school trip. He was resuscitated at the scene and rushed to a hospital in Groningen. His current condition is unknown.
According to the Telegraaf, the boy was taken to hospital by helicopter.
The boy is from the Roelof van Echten College in Hoogeveen, RTV Drenthe reports. A group of around 40 pupils cycled from Hoogeveen to Lauwersoog on Monday evening, to get on a boat there for a school trip. The boy fell ill near the pier.
A taxi driver from Schiedam was assaulted by a passenger who refused to pay in Breda during the early hours of Monday morning. A 17-year-old boy from The Hague was arrested. He hit the taxi driver on the head with a firearm. A shot was also fired, but the bullet didn't hit anyone, Omroep Brabant reports.
A 16-year-old boy was seriously injured in Gouda on Friday morning when he jumped off a roof while running from the police, Omroep West reports.
The boy was one of six teenagers sitting on a roof on Kleiweg and making noise. Four of them left a youth institution without permission. When the police wanted to take them back, one of them jumped off the roof.
"He ran a bit over the roof and jumped - even before the cops could catch up to him - from the four floor building", a spokesperson for the police said to the broadcaster.
A 16-year-old girl was injured in a stabbing on school grounds on Terheijdenseweg in Breda on Friday morning. The victim was taken to hospital with injuries to her neck, NU.nl reports.
The girl is conscious and in a stable condition, the police said. She is believed to be a pupil of the school - Radius College, according to Omroep Brabant.
An 18-year-old man fled from the scene. He has pale skin and blue eyes, is about 1.7 meters tall and wore a black t-shirt, black trousers, and glasses, according to a description spread on citizens notification system Burgernet.
A 13-year-old boy was arrested on Tuesday for robbing an 86-year-old woman in Geldrop last month. The victim sustained a serious head wound and lost consciousness during the robbery, Omroep Brabant reports.
The woman was robbed around 7:30 p.m. on April 3rd on De Bleek in Geldrop. A boy grabbed her and grabbed her handbag. The elderly women fell and hit her head. She had to be treated in hospital.
A 16-year-old cyclist was seriously injured after being hit by a car on the A27 highway near Bavel during the early hours of Friday morning. The boy was rushed to hospital in critical condition, the police said to NOS.
The boy was cycling on the emergency lane near Bavel in the direction of Antwerp. He ended up on the road and was hit by a French car. The boy is from Molenschot.
The road was closed for investigation after the accident.
The police are investigating the assault of a 14-year-old boy in Tilburg last month. The boy was beaten up by a group of other boys on the Nassauplein. He sustained torn eardrums, Omroep Brabant reports.
Someone recorded the incident and put the video on Dumpert. The video shows the boy being kicked and beaten by several other boys - even after he fell to the ground. The assault happened on April 21st. The victim filed a police report two days later.
A 19-year-old man from Rotterdam was arrested for a fatal shooting in a sisha lounge in The Hague earlier this month. A 17-year-old boy from The Hague was killed.
The suspect is in restricted custody, ANP reports. That means he is only allowed contact with his lawyer.
A short video surfaced that shows a shooting in a sisha lounge in The Hague on Sunday in which a 17-year-old boy was killed. The video was filmed by another visitor to the sisha lounge, RTL Nieuws reports.
The boy got into a fight with other visitors to the sisha lounge on Laan van Meerdervoort during the early hours of Sunday morning, according to the police. Shots were fired and the teenager was hit. He was rushed to hospital, where he died of his injuries on Monday.
The police are investigating what happened and call on witnesses to come forward.
The police arrested a 14-year-old boy from Dordrecht on Monday night on suspicion of involvement in two attacks on gay men in the town over the weekend.
Both victims were attacked shortly after meeting up with someone for a date made on dating app Grindr. The first victim was assaulted on Smitsweg during the early hours of Saturday morning. The second man managed to get away from his attackers on Schenkeldijk early on Sunday morning.
PvdA alderman Jeroen Brandes of Amstelveen resigned on Friday after it was revealed that he sent sexual messages to a 16-year-old girl, Amstelveen mayor Bas Eenhoorn said in a letter sent to the town council on Tuesday, Het Parool reports.
Brandes, 48, resigned due to "compelling personal reasons" on Friday - just two days after being re-elected to the Amstelveen town council. Now the letter from mayor Eenhoorn reveals that it was because of messages Brandes sent to a now adult young woman who was 16 at the time.
A 16-year-old boy was arrested in connection with the assassination of two men on Rijnauwensingel in Rotterdam in December. He is suspected of being involved in the preparation of this fatal shooting. The boy was 15 years old at the time, according to the police.
A 14-year-old girl was assaulted on the street in Emmeloord last week after she refused to take off her headscarf. The police are looking for the perpetrators - two teenage boys - and call on witnesses to come forward.
The police arrested a 17-year-old girl from Ingen in Gelderland on suspicion of involvement in a violent home invasion and assault in Lienden last year.
On January 26th, 2017 two men and a woman forced their way into the home of an elderly couple on Hofstede in Lienden. One resident was attacked with pepper spray and badly beaten. The perpetrators left without stealing anything.
An 18-year-old from Rotterdam was arrested on suspicion of involvement in the assassination of two men in the Rotterdam neighborhood of Beverwaard late last year. The young man was still 17 at the time of the shooting, the police said in Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday.
The police are convinced that the teenager did not act alone and are still looking for other suspects.
The police arrested a 17-year-old boy suspected of leaving a hand grenade at Amsterdam club In the City almost exactly a year ago. The boy was arrested in the Pijp area in the Dutch capital by a SWAT team around 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, the police announced on Wednesday.
A 15-year-old girl was stabbed during a conflict in a home in The Hague on Monday evening. The police arrested a 36-year-old man. The girl was taken to hospital by ambulance, the police said on twitter.
The police responded to the home on Roemer Visscherstraat around 6:00 p.m. on Christmas. The girl was found injured inside, the suspect was arrested outside the home.
Exactly what happened, is not yet clear. The police are investigating.
Nothing is known about the extent of the girl's injuries.
The police acknowledged that they were too quick to conclude that an attack on two gay men in Arnhem earlier this year was due to homophobia. "Our reporting should have been different", the Gelderland police said in a press release on Tuesday, NOS reports.