Attempted murder charges in Alkmaar case

21st April 2005, Comments 0 comments

21 April 2005, AMSTERDAM — The only adult among a group arrested for a series of stabbing incidents in Alkmaar faces six counts of attempted murder.

21 April 2005

AMSTERDAM — The only adult among a group arrested for a series of stabbing incidents in Alkmaar faces six counts of attempted murder.

The public prosecutor's office (OM) in Alkmaar partially identified the suspect as 18-year-old S van T.

Apart from attempted murder, he is also being charged with attempted manslaughter, extortion and committing violent acts in a public place. Five juveniles face similar charges, the OM said.

Four people were stabbed, three in the back, within 24 hours in seemingly random attacks in Alkmaar, north west of Amsterdam. All the victims survived.

Police quickly linked those attacks to three earlier incidents in which three people were injured, one very seriously.

A team of 30 detectives rounded up the six suspects within a week. Van T. is to appear in court for a procedural hearing on 28 April. The five juveniles will also appear before a closed sitting of the court on same day.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]

Subject: Dutch news

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