Velddriel

Ambulance
Apr 16 '18 15:20

A man fell around five meters while working on the telecom in the church tower of H. Martinus Church in Velddriel on Monday morning. He was taken to hospital. His condition is unknown, De Gelderlander reports.

The man fell from the third to the second floor and landed in a hard to reach place, at a height of around 15 meters. Emergency services, including an air ambulance and a height rescue team from Rotterdam, were dispatched to the scene. 

Dutch police Arrest team
Jan 31 '18 10:14

The police raided a dozen locations in Oost-Brabant, Limburg and Gelderland early on Wednesday morning as part of an ongoing investigation into the trade of chemicals and narcotics. Five suspects were arrested, the police said in a statement.

The raids started at 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday. Police officers stormed homes and storage units in Geldrop, Helmond, Someren, Venlo, Venray, Nieuw Bergen and Velddriel. The police are still searching through these locations, and expect that this will take up a large part of the day. 

Jan 15 '18 09:02

A massive fire in a monumental building on Voorstraat in Velddriel early on Sunday morning largely destroyed the homes of 17 people, including a week old baby and a pregnant woman. A cannabis plantation was discovered during the extinguishing of the fire, the police confirmed. Whether the plantation was responsible for the fire is not yet clear.

The fire started around 2:00 a.m. on Sunday morning. The building is currently uninhabitable, Omroep Gelderland reports. The back side of the building sustained significant damage - the roof collapse and most of the windows are broken. 

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