Tilburg

Rolling a joint
Jun 14 '19 17:30

A total of 26 municipalities signed up for the government's experiment with regulated cannabis cultivation. Utrecht is the only one of the Netherlands' four large cities that signed up.

Emergency services at a police station on Brucknerlaan in Tilburg after cops fell ill due to a strange smell, 22 May 2019
May 24 '19 08:41

A police station in Tilburg was closed with immediate effect on Thursday after police officers working at the station fell ill two days in a row. Contaminated climate control filters are believed to be the culprit, NOS reports.

The station on Brucknerlaan was evacuated for some time on Wednesday after five police officers suddenly started feeling unwell. They reported smelling a strange odor. They were checked over by paramedics, but none of them had to go to hospital.

Netherlands polling voting elections
Mar 26 '19 12:40

D66 alderman in Tilburg Marcelle Hendrickx is under fire for a tweet she posted last week saying that a vote for the Noord-Brabant FvD leader Hans Smolders is a vote for racism, hatred and division. In a debate on the matter on Monday night, she said that she regrets that the tweet was misunderstood, but she stands by the content, AD reports.

CDA election sign for Marcel Deryckere
Mar 11 '19 12:20

Three CDA politicians reported the disappearance of around 30 election posters to the police. They believe the posters were deliberately stolen. On Twitter CDA Provincial States member Marcel Deryckere called it "extremely sad" that these signs were stolen. "Campaigning is a celebration and elections are the culmination of our democracy."

The affected CDA members are one candidate for the Noord-Brabant provincial government, and two candidates for water boards, according to Omroep Brabant. The posters were stolen from the public space, for example from lamp posts.

An NS train waiting on the tracks (Photo: TahR78/Wikipedia)
Jan 31 '19 14:30

The municipality of Tilburg, the Railway Museum, and NS subsidiary NedTrain are responsible for health damage suffered by people who were exposed to carcinogenic chromium 6 while refurbishing old trains in a NS workplace, according to a committee that investigated exposure to chromium 6 at the NS workplace and the subsequent health complaints, NOS reports. 

Dutch police crime scene tape
Dec 6 '18 07:30

A brawl turned into a stabbing on Korhoenstraat in Tilburg on Wednesday night. Three people sustained serious injuries. They were taken to hospital with stab wounds, according to the police.

Witnesses told Omroep Brabant that the atmosphere on Korhoenstraat was "very grim". Windows were broken and cars were damaged. The police responded to the scene around midnight, after which things calmed down.

The police are investigating exactly what happened. "The expectation is that this will take some time", a spokesperson said to the broadcaster. 

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Nov 26 '18 08:25

An accident between a car and a delivery van left one person dead and at least three hurt in Tilburg on Monday morning, according to the police. Emergency services are currently working to free two people who are stuck in the delivery van, ANP reports.

The accident happened at the crossing of Burgemeester Letchertweg and Midden-Brabantweg on Monday morning. The cause of the accident is not yet clear.

The police closed the road for trace evidence investigation. 

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Nov 19 '18 10:06

After a weekend that saw anti-Zwarte Piet demonstrators attacked by threats, racist epithets, and with eggs and beer cans hurled at them, the activists of Kick Out Zwarte Piet said they are disappointed in city governance in the Netherlands. Protestors were physically and verbally assaulted during the Sinterklaas arrival events in Eindhoven, Groningen, and Leeuwarden, while threats of violence forced the cancellation of a protest in Nijmegen.

Stappegoor swimming pool in Tilburg
Nov 6 '18 10:00

The municipality of Tilburg closed swimming pool Stappegoor early on Saturday after a large Halloween party got out of hand. There were multiple incidents between groups of teenagers and children, including four young girls being harassed by older boys. Staff took the girls out of the pool and to a safe place, the municipality said to Omroep Brabant.

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Nov 1 '18 16:10

The police in Tilburg suspended a police officer in training who is suspected of beating a man unconscious while not on duty. The incident happened in Tilburg's nightlife area during the early hours of Sunday morning, RTL Nieuws reports.

A friend of the 20-year-old victim told the broadcaster that they noticed they were being filmed by a man on a bicycle around 4:30 a.m. on Sunday. An argument arose when they asked the man to delete the video. The man said he was from the police and showed them ID to prove it, the friend said.

Oct 26 '18 14:10

The police believe that a group of Moroccan criminals had help from a corrupt Tilburg police officer in 2014, the Public Prosecutor said in the criminal case against the former dog handler on Thursday, ANP report.

According to the Prosecutor, the officer gave the criminals police system information about the whereabouts of a rival. The information was used to put pressure on the rival's family. Attacks were carried out at the homes of the man's uncle, father and girlfriend in Nieuwegein in quick succession.

Oct 11 '18 08:47

No Chimney Pieten will accompany Sinterklaas during celebrations in Noord-Brabant's largest cities. Seven of the eight cities in the province decided to stick to traditional Zwarte Pieten, with the actor's faces colored by brown, dark brown or black makeup, Omroep Brabant reports.

Police guard in a detention center
Aug 21 '18 16:00

Four men arrested in connection with a bomb threat at Tilburg station on Sunday, were released again on Monday. According to the police, they had nothing to do with a suspicious suitcase on a train at the station, NOS reports.

The police received multiple reports of an abandoned suitcase in a train to Tilburg on Sunday evening. Some of the reports also mentioned the four men. The police "obviously" took the reports seriously and responded in large numbers.

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Aug 20 '18 07:34

Tilburg station was evacuated on Sunday evening due to a bomb threat. Four men were arrested. They were sitting in a train on one of the station's platforms, the police said on Twitter. No explosive was found.

Members of a SWAT team assisted in the arrest of the four suspects. Explosive experts were deployed to the station to search for a bomb. They investigated a suitcase, but no explosive was found, according to ANP.

Dutch police crime scene tape
Aug 8 '18 14:20

Two men found dead in an assisted living home in Tilburg late last month, died as a result of drug abuse, the police announced based on blood tests. The police concluded that the men's deaths were an accident and closed the case, ANP reports.

The two men, aged 33 and 43 years, were found dead in their separate rooms in the assisted living home on Reinevaarstraat on July 28th. Both had a history of drug abuse. 

Their bodies were released to their families. 

De Riemerstraat in The Hague changed to Mien van Breestraat, 7 August 2018
Aug 8 '18 11:00

Feminist action group De Bovengrondse changed dozens of street names across the Netherlands on Tuesday in a protest for more female representation on Dutch streets. Armed with homemade street signs, members of De Bovengrondse changed street names to famous women including Mies Bouwman, Beyonce, Mien van Bree and Suze Groeneweg, NOS reports.

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Aug 2 '18 08:18

A 21-year-old man was seriously injured in a stabbing on Lange Nieuwstraat in Tilburg on Wednesday afternoon. The victim lost a lot of blood. He was rushed to the hospital, the police said on Twitter.

The victim and perpetrator got into a quarrel with each other at the intersection of Lange Nieuwstraat and Gasthuisring, according to Omroep Brabant. The fight ended with the stabbing. 

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Aug 2 '18 08:00

On Wednesday the police arrested a man from Tilburg suspected of putting rat poison in his neighbor's kiddie pool. He did so because the sounds of the playing children annoyed him, a community police officer wrote on Instagram.

The man lives in the Reeshof district and was arrested in his home. He will appear in court at a later date. 

According to Omroep Brabant, the man is suspected of aggravated assault or attempts thereto and vandalism. 

 

Dutch police crime scene tape
Jul 30 '18 10:10

Two men, aged 33 and 43, were found dead in an assisted living home on Reinevaartsstraat in Tilburg on Saturday. The cause of the men's death is not yet clear, NU.nl reports. 

The two victims were found in different rooms in the home. Paramedics responded to the home when one of the victims was found unresponsive. When the paramedics could not determine the cause of his death, the police were called in.

The second victim was found in another room while emergency services were still in the building.

Lady Justice (Photo: Roland Zumbuehl/Wikimedia Commons)
Jul 6 '18 09:50

A 75-year-old man from Tilburg was sentenced to eight years in prison in Nepal for sexually abusing two underage boys. He will serve his sentence in the Asian country and also has to pay compensation to his victims, AD reports.

The man was arrested in November last year, after investigation by the Dutch police. The local prosecutor demanded 11 years in prison against the Dutch man, for sexually abusing four boys. But the court only considered the abuse of two boys proven.

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Jul 2 '18 12:10

The fire brigades in Noord-Brabant and Limburg had their hands more than full with multiple wildfires on Sunday. The fires were caused by continuing drought in the two provinces, RTL Nieuws reports.

In Budel a large wildfire had fire departments from the entire region busy on Sunday. A drone team was deployed to get a complete picture of the burning area. About 10 hectares burnt down. 

Jun 28 '18 07:55

A person was found dead after a fire in a 16th floor apartment in a building on Bachlaan in Tilburg on Wednesday night. So far nothing is known about the victim's identity or cause of death, ANP reports.

The fire was reported around 11:15 p.m. on Wednesday, and was extinguished around midnight. Firefighters found the body after the fire was extinguished. 

Forensic investigators were only able to start investigating after all the smoke was out of the home. 

The cause of the fire is also still under investigation. 

Euroscoop movie theater in Tilburg
Jun 26 '18 08:40

The police evacuated multiple cinemas of the Euroscoop in Tilburg on Monday evening after a witness reported seeing a suspicious package at a car parked in the adjacent parking garage. The bomb threat later turned out to be a false alarm, Omroep Brabant reports.

The cinema was evacuated at around 11:45 p.m. The suspicious package was found behind a parked car, and the police's explosive experts were sent in to investigate. During the investigation, movie watchers were kept away from the parking garage. 

Fire extinguisher
Jun 18 '18 11:20

Five people fell ill in Club Fix in Tilburg during the early hours of Sunday morning after someone set off a fire extinguisher. The incident happened around 3:00 a.m., the police confirmed to NU.nl.

It is believed that the dust from the fire extinguisher ended up in the club's air conditioning. The five people became sick from breathing the fumes. 

The owner of the club vacated the building as a precaution. The five ill people were treated for respiratory problems by paramedics at the scene. 

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