Dutch news in brief, 4 January 2005

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Cashier killed in Amsterdam, A woman, 37, was stabbed to death in a supermarket in south-east Amsterdam on Tuesday morning. She was employed as a cashier in the Boni supermarket in Reigersbos, but the motive for the killing appears to have been a domestic dispute rather than robbery. A man, 40, was arrested by police. The incident took place shortly after 9am. Ambulance personnel and a helicopter trauma team battled to save the victim's life but she died of her wounds two hours later in hospital, Amsterdam

Cashier killed in Amsterdam

A woman, 37, was stabbed to death in a supermarket in south-east Amsterdam on Tuesday morning. She was employed as a cashier in the Boni supermarket in Reigersbos, but the motive for the killing appears to have been a domestic dispute rather than robbery. A man, 40, was arrested by police. The incident took place shortly after 9am. Ambulance personnel and a helicopter trauma team battled to save the victim's life but she died of her wounds two hours later in hospital, Amsterdam television station AT 5 reported.

Rotterdam police clear four homes

A force of about 60 riot police helped remove residents from four homes on the Cortenbachsingel in Rotterdam on Tuesday, newspaper Rotterdams Dagblad reported. The housing corporation that owns the rented accommodation sought and won a court order to get the tenants to leave after cannabis-growing operations where uncovered. The residents ignored the court order and three people were arrested for resisting the police.

Man held after mayors threatened

A 61-year-old man from Skarsterlân in Friesland in the north of the Netherlands has been arrested for allegedly sending threatening letters to the mayor of his town and the mayor of Heerenveen last year. The suspect is due to appear in court on 7 February.

Ghost of scandals past haunts Beckhams

Rebecca Loos, the woman who caused last year by her claims she had a torrid affair with footballer David Beckham, is back in the headlines again. This time she is reported as claiming the football's wife, ex-spice girl Victoria Beckham, told her she had breast augmentation operations. Loos worked as a personal assistant to the Real Madrid star David Beckham in 2003, when the alleged affair is said to have taken place. Beckham denied sleeping with her. Loos, whose daughter of a Dutch diplomat, has claimed Victoria admitted to her that her breasts were "fake" and she had the operated on three times "because she was not happy with them". Victoria Beckham has previously denied have plastic surgery on her breasts.

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