Thursday 23 September 2021

Pair held on child abuse charge face judge

A 52 year-old woman and a 58-year-old man from Limburg have been charged with child sexual abuse, the public prosecution office has confirmed. The pair, who were arrested on June 13 and held in custody since then, are accused of the sexual abuse of seven girls between two and six years old. The facts came to light when cameras caught the woman, who had been offering baby sitting services online since 2019, abusing a two-year-old while video calling the man.... More >

19 on trial for polluted manure dumps

Nineteen people are appearing in court in Amsterdam this week, suspected of dumping millions of kilos of heavily polluted manure on Dutch and German agricultural land. The 19 include livestock farmers, a manure trader, other traders and a biodiesel manufacturer, broadcaster NOS said. In total, eight days have been set aside for the hearings over a three week period. The investigation into the fraud started in 2015 following a tip-off. The case centres on an international waste processing company which,... More >

Two more teens arrested in Majorca case

Police have arrested two new suspects in the investigation into the fatal attack on 27-year-old Carlo Heuvelman in Majorca this summer. An 18-year old and a 19 year-old, both from Hilversum, take the total number of arrests to eight. All have been held for their role in the violence that took place on the holiday island on the night of July 14. Both teenagers are accused of taking part in group violence but neither are thought to be involved directly... More >

Locals honour murdered woman

Flowers  have been accumulating in Den Bosch on the spot where a 34-year-old woman was stabbed to death on Wednesday morning in the presence of her baby. The woman was attacked when she was walking along the Ploossche Hof by a 31-year-old man with whom she is thought to have been in a relationship. Witnesses said he had been seen following her in a car. The man stabbed her ‘dozens of times’ in the presence of their one-year-old who was... More >