Dutch news in brief, 15 June 2005

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New Hofstadgroep suspect held, A 47-year-old Amsterdam man has been arrested as part of the ongoing investigation in to the alleged Muslim terrorist group Hofstadgroep. He was initially arrested because it appeared his palm print had been found on a letter that indicated MP Ayaan Hirsi Ali was the target of attack. It later transpired it was not his palm print but detectives are trying to establish if he was linked to the Hofstadgroep.

New Hofstadgroep suspect held

A 47-year-old Amsterdam man has been arrested as part of the ongoing investigation in to the alleged Muslim terrorist group Hofstadgroep. He was initially arrested because it appeared his palm print had been found on a letter that indicated MP Ayaan Hirsi Ali was the target of attack. It later transpired it was not his palm print but detectives are trying to establish if he was linked to the Hofstadgroep.

Sara Lee lays off 600

The Dutch division of food manufacture Sara Lee International is to lay off 600 employees in the Netherlands. The company says it has prepared a social package and compulsory redundancies will be avoided as far as possible.

Torso found in plastic bag

Police in Weesp found a man's torso in a plastic bag on Tuesday. A passer-by fished the bag out of water on the Rijnkade. The content were sent to the Dutch Forensic Institute for examination and it was established that it was a man's torso. Police are trying to identify the victim.

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