Man arrested for the murder of lawyer Derk Wiersum

The police have arrested a man suspected of murdering lawyer Derk Wiersum. The man has not yet been identified by police.

He was charged on Tuesday in a house, but the arrest was delayed until today by police. The house has been searched by agents, according to NOS. 

Last week it became clear that the perpetrator had fled the scene of the crime in a white delivery van. The van has now been found- it is an Opel Combo with forged licence plates. It has been seized by police.

The investigation will continue

The police say that more people will be arrested as the case progresses. For now they have  a large investigation team working 24 hours a day on the case.

Derk Wiersum was shot at his house in the Amsterdam neighborhood of Buitenveldert last month. He was the attorney of crown witness Nabil B. in the case against the fugitive criminal Ridouan Taghi. B.’s brother was also shot, and the family is currently in hiding.

Feature image:  Dickelbers/Wikipedia

Ailish Lalor
Ailish Lalor
Ailish was born in Sydney, Australia, but grew up by a forest in south-east Ireland, which she has attempted to replace with a living room filled with plants in The Hague. Besides catering to her army of pannenkoekenplantjes, Ailish spends her days convincing her friends that all food is better slightly burnt, plotting ways to hang out with dogs and cats, and of course, writing for DutchReview.


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