Car fires in Amsterdam-West continue

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26 October 2007, AMSTERDAM – Another two cars were set on fire in Amsterdam-West on Thursday night. The vehicles were parked in the Antony Moddermanstraat in the district of Geuzenveld-Slotermeer. The police say it is unclear whether there is a connection with the other car fires that have plagued Amsterdam-West for the past two weeks after a police officer shot and killed an area resident.

26 October 2007

AMSTERDAM – Another two cars were set on fire in Amsterdam-West on Thursday night. The vehicles were parked in the Antony Moddermanstraat in the district of Geuzenveld-Slotermeer.
 
The police say it is unclear whether there is a connection with the other car fires that have plagued Amsterdam-West for the past two weeks after a police officer shot and killed an area resident.

Cars have been set on fire in the districts of Osdorp, Slotervaart and Geuzenveld-Slotermeer almost daily since 15 October. On Wednesday night another car in the Buitenveldert neighbourhood went up in flames.

The police still have not arrested any suspects for the recent fires. A number of young men suspected of planning arson attempts were arrested last weekend.

The car fires in Amsterdam-West started last week after an officer shot a Moroccan Amsterdam resident dead on 14 October. The man had just stabbed the officer and the officer's colleague in the police station on the August Allebéplein. Both police were seriously injured.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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