Five youths arrested for fatal assault in Arnhem | NOW



The police arrested five youngsters on Thursday afternoon for the fatal assault in Arnhem. It concerns an eighteen-year-old boy from Rozendaal and four minors.

The young people come from Rozendaal, Westervoort and Arnhem. They are suspected of being involved in an assault that killed a 73-year-old man on Wednesday evening. In the coming days, the young people will be further questioned about the circumstances and the motive. Nothing is known about this yet.

The man was attacked by five people on Wednesday evening at around 9.15 p.m., who then fled. He died in hospital a few hours later.

On Wednesday evening, the police immediately started an extensive investigation in the Spijkerkwartier in Arnhem and made an appeal via Burgernet to look out for the suspects.

Mayor Ahmed Marcouch van Arnhem called the fatal assault on Thursday “a horrible, monstrous crime that has a major impact on Arnhem society”.

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