Winterswijk

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Aug 15 '18 15:30

The court in Zutphen convicted a 35-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman from Germany for abusing and neglecting their then 8-year-old son at a camp site in Winterswijk. They were each sentenced to three years in prison, NU.nl reports.

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Jul 31 '18 14:50

The parents of an 8-year-old boy last summer, are standing trial on Tuesday. They kept the child tied up and locked into a chest for hours or even days at a time, according to statements by the boy that were read in the court in Zutphen, AD reports.

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May 8 '18 15:50

Emergency services found a body in recreational lake Hilgelo near Winterswijk while searching for a missing swimmer on Tuesday. The victim has not yet been identified, NU.nl reports.

The missing swimmer is an asylum seeker living in the asylum center in Winterswijk. He . The man was at the water with other asylum seekers from the center.

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May 8 '18 07:15

Emergency services searched recreation lake Hilgelo near Winterswijk for hours for a drowned man on Monday night. The man jumped from a raft and disappeared under water, NOS repots.

According to the police, the victim is a young man living in a nearby asylum center. He was swimming with some other residents fo the center when he disappeared under water. 

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Mar 19 '18 07:49

A video that went viral on Dumpert, showing candidate councilor for Kansrijk Winterswijk Paul Hijink kicking a chair after a disappointing election debate, resulted in a flood of sexist message sent to D66 candidate in Winterswijk Loes ten Dolle, who can also be seen in the video.

"They are just dirty and nasty messages", Ten Dolle said, according to the Telegraaf. She hasn't received any threats.

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Nov 1 '17 08:20

An 8-year-old boy who was found emaciated and neglected on a campground in Winterswijk in July, was beaten, tied up and locked in a chest, the Public Prosecutor revealed in a pro-forma hearing against the boy's parents on Tuesday. The boy's father partly confessed to the abuse, AD reports. 

The court in Zutphen decided that both parents will stay in custody for the time being, and that they will go to the Pieter Baan Center for psychiatric evaluations. The couple is accused of abuse and unlawful deprivation of liberty.

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Oct 31 '17 10:20

A 58-year-old man who was on Sunday afternoon, died of his injuries on Monday, the victim's family and the police confirmed to the Telegraaf. According to the newspaper, the perpetrator first hit the man with his car and then attacked him with the hammer. 

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Oct 30 '17 07:27

A 58-year-old man from Winterswijk was seriously injured when someone attacked him with a hammer on Sunday afternoon. According to witnesses, the perpetrator hit him on the back of the head with a hammer, before fleeing in a car, AD reports.

The incident happened just after 1:00 p.m. on Verlengde Morsestraat. The police released a statement saying that they're investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and that they are looking for the perpetrator. Investigators call on witnesses to come forward.

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Jun 8 '17 07:56

The police shot a knife waving man in the leg on Vredensestraat in Winterswijk on Wednesday afternoon. He sustained minor injuries and was treated in hospital before being arrested. Witnesses report hearing 10 shots fired, the Gelderlander reports.

The man has been in contact with the police in the past. Several police officers responded to a report of him threatening to stab someone in a pharmacy on the street at around 1:00 p.m. "Officers tried to disable the man with pepper spray, but due to the extreme wind, it had no affect", the police said in a statement. 

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Apr 25 '17 12:25

A very rare fossil of a beetle that lived in the Netherlands 200 million years ago was found in a quarry in Winterswijk, according to a scientific publication in Paläontologische Zeitschrift written by paleontologists from Utrecht University, ANP reports.

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Jun 28 '16 13:40

Amateur paleontologist Remco Bleeker discovered a 4.5 centimeter skull of a lariosaurus in a quarry in Winterswijk. The skull is the first of its kind ever to be discovered in the Netherlands.

Jun 2 '16 08:51

A toddler was injured in Groenlo on Wednesday evening when he fell from an open window on Nieuwstad. The boy fell about 8 meters and landed in some bushes

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Apr 12 '16 07:51

A 3-year-old girl in Winterswijk called emergency line 112 on Monday afternoon to report that she's been home alone all day. Police officers responded and found the child at home by herself.

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Mar 21 '16 15:50

A father and son were killed in a house fire in Winterswijk during the early hours of Sunday morning. The third resident of the house, the wife and mother of the family, escaped unharmed, according to the police.

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Mar 15 '16 11:51

Another owl is causing havoc in the Netherlands. Over the past week a number of residents of the Gelderland town of Twello reported an eagle owl flying at their heads

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Feb 24 '16 15:10

In the fight against food waste, supermarket Plus in Winterswijk started making ready-to-eat meals with supermarket products that are nearing their expiry date. And this anti-waste method is very popular

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Aug 13 '15 12:03

A man was shot down by the police at the asylum center in Winterswijk on Thursday morning. He was taken to the hospital. The condition of the wounded man is unknown.

Jun 4 '15 15:15

Three men have been arrested in Moldova, France and Russia in connection with a violent home robbery during which one man was killed in Winterswijk in July 2014.

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Apr 16 '15 16:35

Isa Mengers, the three year-old girl from Winterswijk who loved to open postcards succumbed to her brain tumor Wednesday night, but she was able to do what she loved most until the end.

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Apr 10 '15 12:14

Three year old Isa from Winterswijk has been flooded postcards and letters. PostNL delivered 15 thousand cards to the terminally ill girl on Thursday.

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Apr 9 '15 10:15

Monique Mengers from Winterswijk has asked the world to fulfill her dying three-year-old daughter's last wish: Please send little Isa and her sister Suus a postcard.

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Mar 18 '15 17:09

Alert witnesses witnessed an unusual event as eight kangaroos were stolen from a meadow on Bentheimerstraat in De Lutte on Tuesday. With the quick call and description from the witnesses, police managed to stop the fleeing car shortly after the theft on Lasondersingel in Enschede.

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Jul 3 '14 09:34

A man was killed in Winterswijk, Gelderland, on Wednesday evening when three unidentified men broke into a home on the Groenloseweg. According to sources for RTL Nieuws, the victim was the resident of the home.

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