Arrest made in playground murder case

A 30-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder of an Amsterdam school assistant close to a playground full of children on Tuesday, the Telegraaf reports.

The man was carrying a knife when he was arrested close to the Amstelveenseweg metro station in the south of the city on Thursday morning. Police gave no further details.
Meanwhile, a Lelystad police spokesman denied earlier reports that there seemed to be strong links with a series of stabbings in the new town. ‘Initial discussions with Amsterdam did not throw up any links between the stabbing incidents,’ the Telegraaf quoted him as saying.

Thank you for donating to

We could not provide the Dutch News service, and keep it free of charge, without the generous support of our readers. Your donations allow us to report on issues you tell us matter, and provide you with a summary of the most important Dutch news each day.

Make a donation