Dutch police officer stabbed in face after approaching two young men breaking curfew

A police officer in Groningen was left seriously injured last night after he was stabbed in face by two young men on their bikes. 

It is understood that the officer had approached the two offenders at around 10PM last night in the area of Houtenlaan as they were breaking curfew. However, the officer was quickly attacked and stabbed in the face.

The two young men ran on foot from the scene. A second police officer who was present could not chase the perpetrators as she had to provide first-aid to her colleague.

An appeal

The police are now looking for the two offenders who are described as “two white boys dressed in dark clothes, one with a rolled up cap on the other curly hair and a backpack.”


The description and an appeal for information were sent out using Burgernet (a citizen network that can aid police by reporting of they saw anything in their area.) However the perpetrators have not been found yet.

Police have launched an investigation into the attack and the area has been cordoned off for forensic examination.

What are your thoughts on this incident? Tell us in the comments below! 

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Sarah O'Leary
Sarah O'Leary
Sarah originally arrived in the Netherlands due to an inability to make her own decisions — she was simply told by her mother to choose the Netherlands for Erasmus. Life here has been challenging (have you heard the language) but brilliant for Sarah, and she loves to write about it. When Sarah is not acting as a safety threat to herself and others (cycling), you can find her sitting in a corner of Leiden with a coffee, trying to sound witty.

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