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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The driver of a stolen car crashed into two police cars while being chased through Tilburg on Wednesday evening. He also tried to hit a motorcycle officer with the car. The chase ended when the car thief hit a tree. The 28-year-old man from Tilburg was arrested, Brabants Dagblad reports.
The police chased the man through Tilburg Zuid. The chase ended at the junction Ringbaan Zuid and Winkler Prinsstraat. Officers had to use pepper spray on the man before being able to arrest him. The suspect was taken to a police station and the stolen car was confiscated.
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.
On Monday the police showed the photo of a boy as a suspect in an assault on Bureau Brabant. A day later the police announced that the boy in the photo had nothing to do with the assault. The police accidentally showed the wrong photo, Omroep Brabant reports.
The photo was shown in connection with the assault of a 73-year-old man from Tilburg. He was badly injured after being pushed from a staircase.
A man with a knife snuck into care center De Hazelaar on Doctor Eijgenraamstraat in Tilburg and threatened the staff on Sunday night. He was overpowered by the police and arrested, Brabants Dagblad reports.
The care center staff pressed the fire alarm when they saw the man. One witness told the newspaper that he had a "very large knife".
The police overpowered the man with the help of a police dog and pepper spray.
The employees of De Hazelaar are shaken up, but unharmed, according to the newspaper. Victim support was offered to them.
In February a man was arrested on suspicion of setting a number of Arriva buses on fire last year. The suspect is a former bus driver who was fired from Arriva at the end of 2016, Brabants Dagblad reports based on various sources.
According to the newspaper, the 29-year-old man worked as a driver on Arriva's regional lines. He was fired late in 2016 because a broken relationship with another employee led to problems on the work floor.
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.
In a strange coincidence, two hot air balloons made unplanned landings in Tilburg on Tuesday. One landed in a small field in the middle of a residential area, the other landed on a football field a few minutes later. The two precautionary landings seem to be unrelated, Omroep Brabant reports.
A 24-year-old woman was sexually assaulted on a train between Tilburg and Breda on Monday evening. A 21-year-old man from Roosendaal was arrested, the police said in a statement.
The woman was on the train around 6:50 p.m. on Monday. The man started talking to her, and suddenly started groping at her, she said to the police.
The victim reported wat happened to the conductor. Security guards took the man off the train at the station on Gravinnen van Nassauboulevard in Breda, where the police arrested him.
The suspect is in custody for investigation.
A father turned in his 15-year-old son to the police after recognizing him in surveillance camera footage the police released of a teen stealing the emblems of 20 cars in Tilburg. The footage was shown on Bureau Brabant on Monday, Omroep Brabant reports.
The boy is suspected of stealing the emblems off at least 20 cars in the Reeshof district, badly damaging the cars in the process. The young thief regretted his actions later, and anonymously returned the emblems - with an apology note.
A passenger saw an Arriva bus driver smoking a joint shortly before driving his bus from Tilburg station on Sunday evening. Passenger Rory Jonkergouw reported this to Arriva. The company takes the incident seriously and is investigating what happened, NOS reports.
Jonkergouw told Omroep Brabant that the bus driver quickly turned away when he saw him coming. "But there is no doubt about it." According to him, the bus driver took a lot of risks. "He drove over two lanes at once and very fast around turns. Then he knocked down several pylons that were on the road for work."
Four traffic accidents in Noord-Brabant and Gelderland claimed a total of six lives over the past 24 hours.
A man fell ill at a apartment complex on Berlagehof in Tilburg on Thursday. Emergency services responded in large numbers, because vats containing an unidentified liquid were found in the complex's container space, Omroep Brabant reports.
The fire brigade took measurements to see if there were dangerous fumes in the room. According to the police, it is not yet clear whether the vats actually contain drug waste. The barrels were removed from the room, and there is no longer any threat, the police said on Twitter.
After a long chase through the forest in the border area near Goirle, the police shot a suspect. The chase crossed the border between Belgium and the Netherlands twice. The suspect was arrested and is in hospital to be treated, NOS reports.
Around 1:00 a.m. on Thursday the police noticed a suspicious van in a business park in Tilburg. When officers wanted to arrest the two people in the van, they sped away towards the border in Goirle. The police gave chase. During the chase, the suspects crossed the border into Belgium and then back into the Netherlands.
One person was killed and another seriously hurt in an accident on the A58 highway near Moergestel on Monday morning. The highway towards Tilburg is closed.
The accident may have been caused by stones on the road, ANP reports. The police are investigating whether the stones fell from a vehicle or were deliberately placed on the road, AD reports.
The highway is closed between junction Batadorp and Moergestel, ANWB reports.
Motorists trapped on the highway due to the road closures were led away by the police around 6:45 a.m.
Around 2:00 a.m. on Thursday morning the police arrested a man in Tilburg suspected of being involved in a stabbing that happened in Alphen on Wednesday afternoon. Officers searched for the suspect, known to the police as armed and dangerous, for hours before finally tracking him down, NU.nl reports.
The stabbing happened around 3:00 p.m. in Alphen. A 21-year-old Tilburg resident was injured and was taken to hospital by ambulance.
A 36-year-old man from Heerlen was arrested in Tilburg on Monday night after he threatened a traffic controller with death and then assaulted a number of police officers, Omroep Brabant reports.
The man lost it when a traffic controller instructed him to wait at the crossing of Ringbaan-West and Van Limburg Stirumlaan around 11:00 p.m. The Heerlen man became aggressive, threatened the traffic controller with death, took his two-way radio and smashed it on the ground. Then the suspect walked up Van Limburg Stirumlaan.
The suburbs around the large cities in the Netherlands have relatively many residents with a high income, while the median income in the cities themselves are largely lower than the national average, according to figures Statistics Netherlands published on Tuesday.
A half-Russian Tilburg man pressed discrimination charges against D66 leader Alexander Pechtold over is reaction to the affair around Foreign Affairs Minister Halbe Zijlstra lying about a meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin.
A man is in critical condition after falling down the stairs in sex shop Candy Shop in Tilburg on Monday night. The naked, unconscious man was rushed to hospital by ambulance, Omroep Brabant reports.
Two ambulances, a trauma helicopter, three police cars and motorcycle officers were deployed to the shop on Korvelseweg. The police refused to say anything other than this was a "medical issue" to the broadcaster.