Bomb-maker who filled Ymere flat with explosives can be evicted

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A 27-year-old who furnished his rental apartment with home-made explosives, weapons and ammunition can finally be evicted after a court ruling, according to Ymere housing corporation.

The man was picked up by police in July, when neighbours suspected there was something fishy about the new inhabitant.

When his house and cellar area were searched, reports the Haarlems Dagblad, police discovered the explosives, neighbours were evacuated, and the weapons were disposed of in controlled explosions.

Local mayor Jos Wienen decided the apartment should be nailed shut for three months, but the social housing corporation had to go to court for permission to dissolve the lease and formally eject the tenant.

Ymere regional manager Gerrie Blok said in a press release: ‘This is in th e interests of all neighbours and nearby inhabitants. Safety is of the highest priority.’