Dutch news in brief, 1 April 2005

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No DNA link on killer stone, No DNA has been found to link the suspects to the paving stone they are accused of throwing off a A4 motorway viaduct at Rijswijk in January. The incident resulted in the death of a 30-year-old woman. The Dutch Forensics Institute (NFI) tested the stone for DNA, but the results proved negative. An 18-year-old suspect, Davy V. has confessed he threw a stone with another suspect, while a third and fourth suspect watched from a car. V. is not sure who threw the fatal stone. A hair

No DNA link on killer stone

No DNA has been found to link the suspects to the paving stone they are accused of throwing off a A4 motorway viaduct at Rijswijk in January. The incident resulted in the death of a 30-year-old woman. The Dutch Forensics Institute (NFI) tested the stone for DNA, but the results proved negative. An 18-year-old suspect, Davy V. has confessed he threw a stone with another suspect, while a third and fourth suspect watched from a car. V. is not sure who threw the fatal stone. A hair was reportedly found on the stone, but it is not clear whose it was. Blood from the victim was also found on the stone. The four Rijswijk suspects are aged 18, 19 and 22.

Martinair seeks Air France-KLM deal

Aviation company Martinair has entered into discussions with Air France-KLM about co-operating on holiday flights. Following the merger of the French and Dutch airlines, Martinair believes there are new chances to transport French holidaymakers to long-haul destinations. Air France has hindered that in the past.

Kenyan woman arrested over farmer's death

A Kenyan hotel owner has been arrested for planning the robbery of a Dutch flower cultivator and a British farmer, both of whom were killed. The Dutchman was attacked last month and the British national was killed in 2004. The suspect allegedly hired five other Kenyans to carry out the robberies. If the woman is convicted, she could be sentenced to death.
  
'Confused' train driver found

A train driver who was missing for two months has been found at Central Station in Amsterdam. Hans van Voorst, 44, of Callantsoog, left his home in January in a stressed state having earlier been told he was not adequately performing in his job. He was initially believed to be dead, but Van Voorst was later seen on various trains across the country. It is suspected that he slept in trains because he was in possession of a special skeleton key. Van Voorst's wife — who kept receiving statements from the man's credit card account — placed an emotional call in a newspaper on Thursday in a desperate bid to find her husband. He was found by police and returned to his family on Friday.

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