Twelve Dutch municipalities teamed up with nature organization IVN to plant tiny forests in their towns or cities this autumn. According to IVN, tiny forests make urban areas greener, and contribute to biodiversity and water storage during heavy rainfall, NOS reports.
Amsterdam is again the most unsafe municipality in the Netherlands, according to newspaper AD's crime meter for 2017. Common crime decreased across the Netherlands last year. The number of reported burglaries, theft, robberies and assaults fell by a total of 13 percent.
Terrorism, cyber attacks and climate change are new concerns on top of the official risk assessment for Amsterdam and its surrounding municipalities. Since the previous risk assessment in 2012, safety office Veiligheidsregio Amsterdam-Amstelland dropped a number of older concerns to make room for new risks like the consequences of a terrorist attacks, increasingly dangerous storms due to climate change and the internet falling out due to a cyber attack, Het Parool reports.
The police believe that a 3-year-old girl who was stabbed in a home in Uithoorn on Tuesday evening, was attacked by a neighbor who then committed suicide, NOS reports.
A 3-year-old girl was injured in a stabbing in a home on Admiraal de Ruyterlaan in Uithoorn on Tuesday evening. She was taken to hospital for treatment.
The incident occurred around 6:25 p.m. Exactly what happened is unclear. All the police said about the girl's injuries is that she is not in a life threatening condition.
On Burgernet the police called on local residents to look out for a woman with short, blonde hair. She was wearing a brown-green dress, a gray vest and was riding a yellow bike. A police spokesperson told Omroep Noord-Holland that she is a suspect.
Django, a six year old police dog, was seriously injured in the arrest of a aggressive, disturbed man in Uithoorn on Sunday night.
A police officer shot a suspect in Uithoorn on Tuesday night after the suspect stabbed another officer during an arrest.
A 41-year old business owner was attacked on Sunday evening while his wife and two daughters were held hostage during a robbery in their home. The incident took place at about 11:15 p.m. on Willem de Feschweg in Uithoorn, Noord Holland, police say.