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Dutch news in brief – 9 February

Bomb found at Turkish mosque

An explosive device was found at a Turkish mosque, De Ketting, in Dronten on Friday night. The suspicious package was discovered at about midnight and bomb experts from the EOD detonated the device at a nearby field. The Dutch Forensics Institute (NFI) is examining the remains of the package, while the chairman of the mosque has labelled the incident as being “almost inhuman”. He was unable to identify possible suspects.   

Baby fell out of father’s hands

A 14-month-old baby who died after falling three stories from an apartment in Soest last Thursday appeared to have fallen from the arms of her father, police said. The girl died in a Utrecht hospital. The father apparently lost hold of his daughter when saying goodbye to friends they were visiting and the girl fell at the feet of a 16-year-old boy sheltering from the rain.

NS passenger hurt by smashed window

A train passenger received facial wounds after a broken overhead cable smashed a window of a train near Nieuw-Vennep on Sunday night. Passengers were delayed three hours before being allowed to step across to a Thalys train travelling on the other track. It is suspected that strong storm winds caused the accident. Rail operator NS said travellers between Hoofddorp and Leiden encountered delays on Monday as repair work was carried out on the line.

Not-so-quick thief caught red-handed

A 37-year-old De Bilt resident — who stole a mobile phone from a police officer in Wageningen on Monday morning — was quickly arrested after police dialed the number. When a ring tone was heard from the man’s bag, police immediately detained the suspect. The man stole the phone from a parked police car and was fined EUR 130.

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Subject: Dutch news