One of seven teenagers arrested for sexually abusing a 24-year-old woman in Tilburg for months, denies that it was abuse. According to the 17-year-old boy's lawyer, it was group sex with mutual consent, intended to live a sexual fantasy.
Six people were arrested in connection with a large investigation into organized cannabis cultivation in Noord-Brabant on Monday. The police also searched 16 properties in Tilburg, Goirle, Eindhoven and Kaatsheuvel.
According to the police, a Tilburg detective team got wind of the suspects while breaking down a number of illegal cannabis plantations. The suspects are two women from Tilburg (35 and 66), a 44-year-old woman from Goirle, two men (40 and 52) and a 36-year-old woman from Eindhoven. They are all in custody.
The Tilburg police arrested another two teenagers on suspicion of sexually abusing a 24-year-old woman from the city for months. The suspects are two boys aged 15 and 17 years, the police said in a statement
The Public Prosecutor is soon going to court to try and ban outlaw motorcycle gang Satudarah from the Netherlands, the prosecutor's national office confirmed to AD.This follows the arrest of several Satudarah members on Tuesday.
Five teenage boys from Tilburg-Noord were arrested on Tuesday. They are suspected of sexually abusing a 24-year-old woman for months. The suspects are between the ages of 15 and 18 years, Omroep Brabant reports.
The abuse only stopped when the woman moved away from Tilburg-Noord in February. She reported the abuse to the police after she moved away.
The boys all belong to the same Tilburg youth group, according to the broadcaster. More suspects may be arrested in this investigation, the police said.
SWAT teams took two members of motorcycle club Satudarah from their beds in their homes in Tilburg on Tuesday morning and arrested them. Their homes on Sneekstraat and Morrahof were also raided, Omroep Brabant reports.
The raids form part of a national investigation, according to the broadcaster. Exactly what the police are investigating, is not clear. Two cars were seized at one of the homes.
The Public Prosecutor demanded 6 years in prison against Ron O. from Tilburg in court on Monday. The 47-year-old man is accused of raping 11 women and sexually assaulting a 12th while pretending to be a doctor, ANP reports.
O. performed physical examinations, including internal vaginal and anal examinations, on his victims. They thought that he was qualified to do so, and only afterwards discovered that he was not really a doctor.
A 23-year-old woman was arrested in Tilburg just after midnight on Wednesday for assaulting a police officer. The Tilburg woman tried to prevent the arrest of her boyfriend by putting the officer in a chokehold and trying to poke her fingers into his eyes, the police said in a statement.
Noord-Brabant school community De Rooi Pannen is taking over most of its pupils' study fees and costs. From next year, the parents of the around 8 thousand De Rooi Pannen pupils will only have to pay the legally mandatory course- or lesson fees and the purchase costs of working clothes, Omroep Brabant reports.
A 55-year-old man was seriously injured during a police chase on Rossinistraat in Tilburg on Wednesday night. It is believed he was hit by a car. The Tilburg man was rushed to the hospital, Omroep Brabant reports.
The incident happened around 8:15 p.m. The police were chasing another car on Rossinistraat when the man was hit. Whether he was hit by a police car, or by the other car is not yet clear. It is also possible that the man was in the fleeing car. "That scenario is also being investigated", the police said, according to the broadcaster.
Pathe will be screening the season finale of Game of Thrones in seven of its cinemas next week. Fans of the HBO series can enjoy the finale on the big screen for free, NU.nl reports.
The almost 80 minute long episode will be screened in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Groningen, Maastricht, Tilburg and Utrecht at 7:00 p.m. on Monday - about 24 hours after it is first broadcast in the United States. It is highly advisable to big your ticket in advance.
Game of Thrones is one of HBO's most popular series. In the Netherlands it is broadcast by Ziggo.
The Public Prosecutor decided not to prosecute the persons who filmed a pornographic video at the St. Jozef Church in Tilburg early this year. The church council pressed charges, but the Prosecutor decided to drop the case as no punishable offense was committed, NOS reports.
"We find it hurtful and disrespectful, but we've looked at the law book and do not really see a criminal offense. Blasphemy is not punishable and there is no question of trespassing", a spokesperson for the Prosecutor explained to the broadcaster.
Tilburg can close a bar frequented by outlaw motorcycle gang Satudarah for six weeks, the court ruled on Thursday. The closure follows the discovery of two knives and about 20 bags containing residues of cocaine during a police raid in March. The court's motivation will follow later. The bar, called Drinks & Dance, must close on Friday, ANP reports.
A previous attempt to close the bar on Zevenheuvelenweg failed because the proprietor won a lawsuit against the municipality.
A 55-year-old man from Tilburg lost his driver's license on Wednesday night after he was caught driving nearly 100 kilometers per hour over the speed limit through his home town.
The police caught the man driving 176 km/h on Burgemeester Letschertweg, where the speed limit is 80 kilometers per hour.
The traffic cop, who caught the man with a laser gun speed trap, confiscated the Tilburg man's driver's license immediately. He was also fined. The amount of the fine, and the period of time the man's driver's license will be suspended, will be determined by the Prosecutor.
A scooter rider was killed after a frontal collision with a police car on Thursday night. The accident happened around 8:30 p.m.on Dijkweg in Heukelom. The victim is a 40-year-old man from Berkel Enschot, the police said in a statement.
Police officers noticed the man riding on a scooter without license plates in Tilburg earlier on Thursday night. They signaled him to stop, but he ignored this and kept going. The police officers gave chase.
A 25-year-old man from Rotterdam was injured in the shooting in an apartment building on Puccinistraat in Tilburg early on Tuesday morning. He was shot in the abdomen and the leg. Many residents were witnesses to the shooting, Omroep Brabant reports.
The body of a man was found in a home on Hugo de Grootstraat in Tilburg on Tuesday morning. The man has been dead for some time, a police spokesperson said to Omroep Brabant.
The police are investigating how the man died, but the initial assessment does not indicate that he was murdered. "Whether this is a natural death, the doctor needs to determine", the spokesperson said.
One person was hurt in a shooting on Puccinistraat in Tilburg early on Tuesday morning. The perpetrators fled in a car and are still at large. A police helicopter was deployed to search for them, AD reports.
The shooting happened around 2:00 a.m. Bystanders saw two suspects drive away. According to the newspaper, the victim sustained two bullet wounds - one in the abdomen and one in the upper leg.
A 21-year-old man was stabbed at Tilburg Fair just after midnight. He was taken to hospital and is in a stable condition. The perpetrator fled, Omroep Brabant reports.
The stabbing happened around 00:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the crossing of Heuvel and Telegraafstraat. The young man sustained multiple stab wounds, but was conscious and able to speak with the police when he was found. He was taken to hospital by ambulance.
The Dutch national women's football team won the last group match against Belgium 2-1 on Monday. The Oranje women is thereby the group winner and progressing to the European Championships quarterfinals, NU.nl reports.
Sherida Spitse scored the first goal for the Netherlands halfway through the first half in the Koning Willem II stadium in Tilburg. An hour into the match Belgium came back with a goal by Tessa Wullaert. In the 75th minute Lieke Martens scored, brining the Netherlands to 2-1 and to victory.
A 3-year-old boy was critically injured when he somehow got stuck under a cart on a fairground attraction at the Tilburg fair on Saturday. He is now in a stable condition and out of danger, alderman Erik de Ridder of the municipality of Tilburg said, Brabants Dagblad reports.
It took rescue workers almost an hour to free the boy. He was rushed to a hospital, where he was treated.
Thunderstorms that pulled across the Netherlands on Thursday night caused a number of problems. Lighting strikes resulted in fires in several places, as well as some disruptions to train traffic. Rock band Bløf's concert had to be paused for around 20 minutes due to the weather, NOS reports.
Fires in Tilburg, Zwijndrecht, Weesp, Wijk bij Duurstede and Naarden are all believed to be caused by lightning strikes. Lightning is also believed to be behind a big fire in a pig company in Heeswijk-Dinther, according to Omroep Brabant. Two barns burnt down, killing around 4 thousand sows.
Two teen girls missing from Tilburg since Sunday, were found "in good health", the Tilburg police said on Twitter on Tuesday. The girls' families called the police to inform them that the girls had been found, according to Omroep Brabant.
Two girls, age 16 and 17 years, have been missing in Tilburg since Sunday. Their names haven't been released, but their descriptions were spread over Burgernet.
The 17-year-old girl left from Ganzerikhof on a green bicycle. She has tanned skin, is about 1.6 meters tall with a solid posture and brown hair. She was last seen wearing blue jeans, a blue cap and a black jacket.