15 Ajax fans sentenced for clubhouse attack

6th July 2006, Comments 0 comments

6 July 2006, AMSTERDAM — A court in The Hague has imposed sentences of one to four years on 15 supporters of Ajax Amsterdam. Portions of each of the sentences were suspended on condition the defendants do not re-offend.

6 July 2006

AMSTERDAM — A court in The Hague has imposed sentences of one to four years on 15 supporters of Ajax Amsterdam. Portions of each of the sentences were suspended on condition the defendants do not re-offend.

They were charged with a range of offences committed when up to 70 Ajax hooligans stormed the ADO supporters' home in The Hague last February.

Prosecutors described how the Ajax fans were armed with an assortment of weapons, including batons, knives and Molotov cocktails. They attacked the 10 ADO fans present and beat them up. One was stabbed.

The court imposed the heaviest sentence, four years with the last year suspended, on R. T., 19, from Utrecht. He threw a Molotov cocktail into the building and the presiding judge said this put both people and property at risk. Three others received lower sentences for their roles in the arson bid.

The police have identified 52 suspects in the case, and of these 42 are being prosecuted. So far, 17 have been dealt with and it is unclear when the other 25 will appear in court.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

Subject: Dutch news

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