Gerben Eskes from Zutphen was killed in a traffic accident in El Salvador during the early hours of Thursday morning. The 28-year-old man and his 25-year-old girlfriend Anouk Mijnheer were in a taxi on their way to the airport to return home when they were hit by a car driving on the wrong side of the road, their families confirmed to De Stentor.
A man was seriously hurt in a shooting in a chalet on Berkenlaan in Zutphen on Sunday night. He was rushed to the academic hospital in Nijmegen in critical condition, under police escort, De Stentor reports.
The shooting happened around 9:10 p.m., in a chalet located in a residential area and right next to the Baudartius College location on Berkenlaan. The perpetrators fled in a black car. So far nothing is known about the background of the incident.
The Gelre hospitals in Zutphen and Apeldoorn canceled all non-vital surgeries for the time being. The hospitals are overcrowded due to the ongoing flu epidemic, De Stentor reports.
Almost every bed in the hospitals is occupied, and Gelre already deployed extra staff. "We are working with everything we have to cope with the ongoing patient flow", spokesperson for the hospitals Carla Icking said to the newspaper. "We had to take these measures."
New Year's celebrations with fireworks in the Netherlands generally go hand-in-hand with dozens of firework related injuries, and this year was no exception. The Eye Hospital in Rotterdam already admitted eight people with a total of 10 injured eyes. And dozens of people were admitted to hospital with burns and other firework related injuries.
While walking through her hometown of Zutphen on Sunday evening, 14-year-old Janneke Pouw suddenly got the urge to stick her head into a pile of snow on a car's hood. She took a picture of the resulting imprint and posted it on Twitter, thereby creating the #snowfacechallenge. Hundreds of people responded with pictures of their own snow faces.
The Gelre hospitals in Apeldoorn and Zutphen had to cancel a number of surgeries and treatments due to a computer failure. Some outpatient clinics are also affected, De Stentor reports.
The computer system in question does have a backup, but patient data on the backup files can only be viewed, not changed. It is for that reason the hospitals decided to cancel a number of surgeries and treatments. "After surgery we can not pass on internal data. We don't want to take any risks with that", spokesperson Tom Schooltink said to the newspaper.
A police officer was nearly strangled by a group of intoxicated party-goers in Zutphen during the early hours of Sunday morning. A 22-year-old man from Bronkhorst was arrested for attempted murder, the Zutphen police said in a statement on Facebook.
The police responded to Schupstoel around 3:30 a.m. after reports of a fight. A 24-year-old man tried to run away from the police. Officers caught up to him on Zaadmarkt and arrested him. The man resisted and some friends came to help him.
Three people were arrested and various homes and office buildings were raided on Tuesday in an investigation into 8 million euros worth of fraud committed by Dutch investment company Hollandsche Wind. The Public Prosecutor and tax investigative service FIOD also seized several cars, Tubantia reports.
A group of teenagers attacked an 11-year-old boy from Zutphen last week, tied him up in a playground using chicken wire and left him helpless in the freezing cold. The boy was stuck on the cold,wet ground, beneath a slide for over an hour before a passerby heard him calling for help. The police are investigating, AD reports.
Apeldoorn woman Aurelie V. told the court in Zutphen on Tuesday that she was delusional when she killed her 8-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter in October 2013. Both kids were stabbed to death
A 26 year old man was arrested on Thursday morning in connection with a stabbing in Zutphen on New Year's Eve in which 23 year old Joel Alvarez from Deventer was killed. According to the police, the man turned himself in.
Two people were killed in four separate stabbings across the Netherlands on New Year's Eve and New Year's morning. Several people were arrested.
The judge in Zutphen decided that Van Hattem Vlees, famous for the horse meet scandal, is to be declared bankrupt.
On Tuesday, October 14th, the police raided 20 addresses in Gelderland. This was done in connection with an investigation into money laundering. 275 police officers took part in the raids. Thus far four people have been arrested.
Water company Vitens has confirmed in an article in Trouw newspaper that they will stop using water from two sources. The sources in Nijmegen and Zutphen will eventually no longer meet the norm.
After the Dutch municipal elections of March 19, negotiations for the new city government coalitions are ongoing in five local councils. Cities that are still working on an agreement are Amsterdam and Den Haag, and smaller towns Den Helder and Blaricum in Noord Holland, and Zutphen, Gelderland.
Zutphen police found a dead man in a home on the Albarda street, Tuesday, after a report that the man hadn't been seen for a few weeks.
More than 80,000 complaints about fireworks disturbance have been lodged at the special hotline around year-end. And there is a likely correlation between the grade of fireworks that was sold, the disturbance and the victims.