The court of appeal in Den Bosch sentenced John F. to 12 years in prison for killing his ex-girlfriend Linda van der Giesen. In 2015 F. shot and killed Van der Giesen in the parking lot of a hospital in Waalwijk, where she worked as a nurse. He also threatened and stalked her for some time before her murder.
Three police officers were injured on Monday afternoon while they were arresting a 30-year-old man in Waalwijk. Two officers in training noticed the man on Stationsstraat because he was hitting cars with a stick. When they asked a third officer for help in arresting him, the man turned on them.
The Anne Frank tree in the Wandelpark in Waalwijk was vandalized for the third time this month. Over the weekend unknown unknown perpetrators twice snapped the trunk of the tree. Local residents believe this is a targeted action, Omroep Brabant reports.
"This is an attack on Waalwijk society", Theo van Bracht, chairman of foundation Wandelpark, said to the broadcaster. "It can be called disgusting to say the least."
A 44-year-old man from Sprang-Capelle in Noord-Brabant was fined 250 euros for trying to sell his ballots for the municipal elections and referendum on online market place Martplaats, Omroep Brabant reports.
The man posted the ad online last Tuesday. He wanted to sell his ballots for the municipal election and the referendum on the intelligence agencies' new law, both of which are happening on Wednesday, in an open bid. "I never vote myself, in this way I can make another person happy", he said on the ad, according to the broadcaster.
The police arrested 11 people in a 'joint factory' found in a commercial property in Waalwijk on Wednesday. According to the municipality, the suspects were rolling and packaging joints for coffeeshop chain The Grass Company, AD reports.
All people found inside the building were arrested. The suspects are 10 women, who were in the process of rolling joints, and a man who was supervising. The building was searched under the leadership of a prosecutor. Dozens of kilograms of drugs were seized, though the exact weight is not yet clear.
A motorist was lucky to escape with only a fright when his car suddenly caught fire while he was driving through Waalwijk during the early hours of Monday morning, Omroep Brabant reports.
The motorist was driving on Biesbosweg around 2:15 a.m. when he noticed smoke coming out of the car. He pulled over and called the fire department. When firefighters arrived at the scene, the car was already enveloped in flames.
Firefighters extinguished the fire using foam. Not much is left of the car, according to the broadcaster.
The police raided nine homes and companies across Noord-Brabant on Tuesday as part of a major money laundering investigation. A limousine rental company in Kaatsheuvel was one of the addresses raided. At least two limousines will be seized, a police spokesperson said to NU.nl.
Addresses in Waalwijk, Rijen, Almkerk and Aalst were also raided. About a hundred people took part in this action, including police officers, FIOD officers, and soldiers. A number of sniffer dogs were also used.
On Wednesday the court convicted John F. of murdering his ex-girlfriend Linda van der Giesen in August last year and sentenced him to 10 years in prison and institutionalized psychiatric treatment. In a previous hearing F. confessed to shooting the 28-year-old woman in the parking lot of the TweeSteden hospital in Waalwijk, where she worked as a nurse
An employee of Oerlemands Foods in Waalwijk died early on Thursday morning after getting stuck in a freezing unit. Colleagues found him around 5:00 a.m. this morning
The police misjudged the danger Linda van der Giesen was in before she was murdered by her ex-boyfriend last year, according to the committee that investigated the events leading up to her death. There were various moments in which the police could have intervened and protected the Brabant woman after she reported that her ex was threatening her, the Eenhoorn committee concludes.
A power outage that left 22,500 Dutch homes without electricity on Sunday afternoon, may have been caused by a pigeon, a spokesperson for grid operator Enexis said
Thirteen of 55 suspects arrested during a massive drug bust in southern Netherlands on Monday, were remanded back into custody after being arraigned on Tuesday and Wednesday. Others still have to appear in front of the magistrate, the Public Prosecutor announced
The statue of Willem van Oranje at the Walkaway college of the same name was vandalized with red paint on Sunday. Kantocigno, a relatively unknown Brabant freedom group, took responsibility for the vandalism.
From Monday the municipality of Loon op Zand will be sending volunteers to accompany kids cycling from Kaatsheuvel to the special education primary school in Waalwijk. The about 60 kids' fixed route to school takes them past a coming temporary shelter for 1,200 asylum seekers. The municipality hopes that this measure will ease the parents' fear for the safety of their children
An independent reporting center has been launched for victims of sexual abuse within the Buddhist community, in response to the recent reports about sexual abuse among Buddhists.
A 41-year-old man that was arrested while attempting a burglary, found himself in even deeper trouble after telling officers that he had left two kids at home alone. He left the toddlers, in the middle of the night, to go on a burglary spree.
The Public Prosecutor is preparing to charge John F., the suspect in the murder of nurse Linda van der Giesel in Waalwijk on Monday, with murder or manslaughter. Linda's funeral will be held in Bergen op Zoom on Tuesday.
John F., the man arrested for the murder of Linda van der Giesen, had motorcycle gang Satudarah after him, according to his first ex wife Bianca van den Berg from Etten-Leur. He was in hiding for weeks.
The VVD and D66 feel that the police made a grave mistake in the case surrounding nurse Linda van der Giesen, who was murdered at the Tweesteden hospital in Waalwijk on Monday.
John F., the suspect in the murder of nurse Linda van der Giesen at the Tweesteden hospital in Waalwijk on Monday, turned himself in to the police on Tuesday afternoon. He is in custody for further investigation. The Public Prosecutor in Breda expects that he will be arraigned on Friday.
An ex-wife of John F. - Linda van Giesen's ex-boyfriend and the main suspect in her murder at the Tweesteden Hospital in Waalwijk on Monday - is in hiding. The police advised her to do so.
Linda van Giesen's brutal murder in the parking lot of the Tweesteden hospital in Waalwijk on Monday devastated her boyfriend Bas van den Muijsenberg. "I was madly in love with her"
The woman who was gunned down in the parking lot of the Tweesteden hospital in Waalwijk on Monday has been identified. She was a 28 year old woman from Zevenbergen who worked as a nurse at the plastic surgery department of the hospital.