Dino Soerel, who is serving a life sentence for involvement in assassinations, tried to escape from the prison in Heerhugowaard with another prisoner on Thursday evening, the Telegraaf reported. The Ministry of Justice and Security said that Soerel was transferred to the high security prison in Vught due to "suspicions of an escape attempt" and that the case is under investigation, RTL Nieuws reports.
Three skeletons were found during archeological excavations in Den Bosch. The skeletons are believed to be soldiers who died during the siege of the city in the Eighty Years' War in the 17th century. Two skeletons were excavated during the past few days. The third skeleton is in the process of being excavated on Thursday, NOS reports.
Four mean were assaulted by groups of young people who threw snowballs at their cars in separate incidents on Tuesday. The assaults happened in Velserbroek, Beverwijk, Vught, and Beunignen, NU.nl reports.
The Dutch government is giving the former WWII concentration camps in Amersfoort and Vught each a once-off amount of 1 million euros for expansion and education, State Secretary Paul Blokhuis of Public Health, Welfare and Sports announced, NOS reports.
A man convicted of attacking a mosque in Enschede with a Molotov cocktail, is facing such serious threats in the terrorist department of the prison in Vught that he is being transferred to an ordinary prison. He is constantly threatened by radicalized Muslim prisoners in the same department, RTL Nieuws reports.
Convicted child molester Robert M. managed to contact the media from his prison cell, the Volkskrant reported on Saturday. Following this report, the Tweede Kamer wants a debate on the supervision on the sex crime convict.
Detainees in the special terrorist departments in the prisons in De Schie and Vught are detained under inhumane conditions, human rights organizations Amnesty International and Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI) said in a report. "People are locked up in their cell for long periods and systematically undergo degrading visitations", the report states, RTL Nieuws reports.
Benaouf A. was transferred to the high security prison in Vught after a group of Amsterdam criminals tried to hijack a helicopter to break him out of the prison in Roermond on Wednesday. Vught is the highest security prison in the Netherlands, RTL Nieuws reports.
The police managed to stop the helicopter plan, after the Amsterdam police got wind of the plans during an ongoing investigation. Three suspects were arrested, one was shot and killed and several others got away.
A couple from Vught found a plastic bag full of letters dating from World War II at Utrecht Central Station on Monday. Rens and Maartje Zonnenberg would like to find the owner of the letters and posted a call for information on Facebook.
According to Rens, the letters are dated between 1942 and 1944. They are written in Dutch, but the old handwriting make them difficult to read, he said to newspaper AD. The bag was found on a bench on platform 18. "There are more than 100, 150 maybe", he said.
A woman from Sint-Michielsgestel was pulled over and attacked by a fake cop on Bleijendijk in Vught on Saturday night. The man hit her with a sharp object, leaving her with several scratches on her body. The police are looking for the perpetrator, Omroep Brabant reports.
The woman was driving on Bleijendijk around 9:15 p.m. when a small black car came up behind her and held up a sign that read "stop police". She pulled over and an unknown man approached the car.
Mohammed B., currently serving a life sentence in the high security prison in Vught for the 2004 murder of Theo van Gogh, barricaded himself in the prison's kitchen on Wednesday and trashed it. He was angry because he found out that two men who carried out a terrorist attack on a mosque in Enschede last year were placed in the same prison wing as two Muslim women, NOS reports.
The Public Prosecutor believes that lawyer Stijn Franken smuggled letters to and from criminal kingpin Willem Holleeder while he was in restricted custody in the high security prison in Vught, the Telegraaf reports.
Tuesday morning was a tough one for Jacques Snep from Vught. He turned on his wife's car to warm up so he can pick her up at the airport, went back into the house for a pee and came back out to find the car stolen, Omroep Brabant reports.
Snep left the car running to let the frosted over windows thaw a bit. He went inside to find a scraper, and as he was driving all the way to Zaventem airport, decided to go pee before the trip. In the bathroom he heard a car drive off. His neighbor, he thought.
A woman tried to smuggle soft drugs into the penitentiary in Vught by hiding them on a 3-year-old child, a local police officer reports on Twitter.
An employee working at the Vught penitentiary was placed on "compulsory leave" after an incident with a prisoner a few weeks ago, Jaap Oosterveer, spokesperson for the Ministry of Security and Justice, confirmed to newspaper AD. He stressed that the employee was not suspended, but the incident is being investigated.
A prisoner committed suicide in the penitentiary institution in Vught on May 12th, the man in question's lawyer confirmed. According to the lawyer, the man was suffering from mental problems and did not get the help he needed
The police and customs raided cafe Marcelino in Vught as part as an investigation into illegal prostitution on Tuesday. Two suspects were arrested
The Foundation for Research on War Crimes is considering a lawsuit against the National Archives in an attempt to force the archives to provide information on Dutch who worked as guards for the SS in the Vught concentration camp during World War II
A prisoner of the psychiatric ward at the penitentiary institution in Vught was seriously injured when a fire broke out in his cell on Thursday night. The prisoner had to be resuscitated and was rushed to the hospital by ambulance
Bart van U. tried to escape from the Penitentiary Psychiatric Center in Scheveningen, where he is imprisoned on suspicion of murdering former politician Els Borst and the murder of his sister Lois.
Baby Tim was so excited to meet the world that he could not wait for his mom to reach the hospital. He was born just after midnight on Sunday morning on the A2 highway near Vught, surrounded by police officers holding umbrellas to protect mom, midwife and baby from the rain. Both mom and baby are doing well.
The police arrested an armed fugitive in Nijmegen on Sunday. The man had escaped from a locked mental health institution in Vught last week.
According the lawyer Geert-Jan Knoops, the High Security Prison in Vught violates a lawyer's fundamental right to unimpeded access to their client. The prison also violates the right to a fair trial by eavesdropping on conversations of experts called in by a lawyer in the preparation of a criminal case.
A number of suspected jihadists are turning to the court to complain about the "humiliating situations" in which they must undress and lift their genitals to be searched each time they have contact with the outside world. The suspects want a milder regime, or at least one that is personally tailored to them