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Police searching the water along Vlietweg near Leiden for missing Karin Heemskerk, 12 Nov 2019
Nov 13 '19 06:28

A car containing the body of a woman was found in the water in recreational area Vlietland near Leiden on Tuesday. The police were searching the water for signs of 51-year-old Karin Heemskerk, who disappeared from her hometown of Leiden on October 27th.

The car found is a Toyota Aygo, the same car Heemskerk drove. It was found in the water along Vlietweg. The police are working on identifying the body, but believe it is the missing woman. 

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Nov 8 '19 15:00

Police in the Netherlands continued a large-scale search on Friday for a woman missing since October 27. Karin Heemskerk, 51, was last seen leaving her Leiden home at 11:45 p.m.

"Since then, there is no trace of her," police said in a statement. After investigating the case, authorities decided to search the area between Leiden, Vlietland, and Voorschoten.

A team of over seventy people were conducting the search on Friday. Police were to be joined by the Veterans Search Team, volunteers with experience in policing and the military.

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Sep 9 '19 15:40

There are massive differences in the costs involved in getting a building permit for new homes from Dutch municipalities, according to homeowners' association VEH. The association wants Minister Kasja Ollongren of Home Affairs to put an end to the large differences in municipal building fees, Omroep West reports.

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Feb 6 '19 12:40

The painters of Voorschoten painting company Zitman & Co may soon have to trade in their paintbrushes for the stage. For a laugh they recorded a carnival number and posted it on social media, where it was viewed almost 200 thousand times.

Dec 4 '15 08:22

More than half of Dutch mayors feel that the government is not supporting local communities in the asylum crisis, leaving municipalities to fend for themselves, according to a survey done by Binnelands Bestuur among 75 mayors.

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Aug 25 '15 09:50

The police fired shots at an armed robber in Voorschoten, Leiden on Monday morning. The robber was hit in his leg and taken to the hospital. A total of three robbers were arrested.

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Feb 20 '15 12:09

The police arrested two men suspected of car theft in Voorschoten on Wednesday. An officer had to haul one of the suspects out of a garbage bin.

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Jan 19 '15 13:59

Last week hotel chain Van der Valk opened the first Valk Versmarkt (fresh market) next to the Hotel de Gouden Leeuw in Voorschoten. If you like the bread at breakfast, you can now also buy it next door. "Everything we already buy for our hotels, Van der Valk customers can now also take home", says Mark van der Valk, director of the fresh market.

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Dec 19 '14 10:11

On Wednesday the police found more than 2,300 kilograms of illegal fireworks on Vlietweg in Leiden. A 31 year old man from Voorschoten was arrested.

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Jul 25 '14 14:23

Mayor of Hilversum, Pieter Broertjes, has been forced to apologize for suggesting that Vladimir Putin's daughter should be deported from The Netherlands after it became world news. The 29-year-old Maria Putin is reportedly living in Voorschoten with her Dutch partner.

Jun 13 '14 11:47

The search for a missing person in the Vlietlanden recreational lake will continue today after stalling last night. Rescuers will use specialist technology to scan the 30-meter deep waters for the man, who disappeared after a boating accident yesterday.

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Jun 13 '14 11:26

The hunter's lodge in the back yard of villa De Eikenhorst, the home of King Willem-Alexander, is being occupied by squatters. The owner is now taking measures to remove the unwanted guests, the Algemeen Dagblad (AD) reports.

Feb 10 '14 08:53

A 17-year old youth prevented an armed robber from entering his house in Voorschoten on Saturday evening.

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Apr 23 '13 03:40

The police have confirmed the arrest of a minor in connection with a shooting threat at a school in Leiden.

Suspect has mental problems

The police have not given details about the arrest as the role of the suspect is not clear yet. “It is possible that he is  not the one,” said the police.

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