Crime

SUPO: Finland’s main terror threat still comes from lone wolf attacks

The Finnish Security and Intelligence Service Supo  published its new year book on Thursday, painting a picture of the threats facing Finland from domestic extremist movements, cyber espionage and terror attacks. Supo says the threat of terrorism in Finland remains...

Police say beware of coronavirus scammers

Police are warning people - especially the elderly - to beware of scammers who are trying to take advantage of the coronavirus crisis and exploit people's fears during this time. The warning applies to the whole country but particularly in...

Uusimaa lockdown: Police stop hundreds of vehicles at region’s borders

On the first day of the Uusimaa lockdown, police say they stopped 835 vehicles and turned them around from either entering or leaving the southern region. Uusimaa is Finland's most populous region, home to some 1.7 million people and the...

Singer Jari Sillanpää guilty of having child abuse images on his phone

One of Finland's best known entertainers Jari Sillanpää has been found guilty by a court of having child abuse images on the phone, and sharing them. However, he was not found guilty of a more serious crime of child abuse. At Helsinki District...

Police warn about fake bank notes circulating in Espoo

Western Uusimaa Police are warning about counterfeit cash circulating in the region. Police say the forgeries are not very good and should be easy to spot as they don't have all the security features a real note would have. Some of...

Police appeal for owners in robbery treasure trove

Police in Eastern Finland are appealing for people who had their homes burgled by a crime gang last year to come and identify their stolen property. Officers have unveiled a treasure trove of stolen items which were taken from private...

Delayed justice: Foreign students wait years for court date after racist attack

Two foreign students, on the receiving end of a racist attack in Joensuu, will not get their day in court until more than two years after the incident which left one of them needing hospital treatment. The case is symptomatic...

Rapper convicted over restaurant bathroom sex offense

Finnish rapper Nikke Ankara - the stage name of Niiles Hiirola - has been convicted and fined by the Helsinki District Court of a sex offense. The court found that in July 2017 Ankara was in a Helsinki restaurant, when...

Police arrest Sierra Leone war crimes suspect living in Finland

The National Bureau of Investigation NBI says it has arrested a citizen of Sierra Leone suspected of murder, aggravated war crimes and crimes against humanity. Sierra Leone was plunged into a bitter civil war between 1991 and 2001 when a...

Check your cash: Police flag up high volume of counterfeit notes

Southeast Finland Police are flagging up a high volume of counterfeit bank notes circulating in the area. So far this year there's been 17 cases of counterfeit money detected in the area: seven in Kouvola, four in Kotka and four...

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First coronavirus cases detected in Finnish nursing homes

The first confirmed cases of coronavirus have been detected in Finnish nursing homes. Three elderly residents have died at a care home in the Ylä-Savon...

Coronavirus round-up: Friday 3rd April 2020

Here's our evening round-up of the latest coronavirus news from Finland: Latest: 1,615 coronavirus cases, 20 deaths - information letters sent out. Rescued: Behind...

Coronavirus advice letters begin to arrive in homes

An information pack from the government and health authorities about coronavirus has begun to arrive in homes. It's part of the government's wider outreach to...

Google data reveals how Finns are avoiding shared spaces, and flocking to parks

New data released by tech giant Google shows how peoples' movement has been affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The COVID-19 Communities Mobility Report for Finland...

VR waives railway restaurant rents for two months

State railways operator VR Group says it is waiving the rents of cafes and restaurants on its station properties across the country for two...

Mika Lintilä: “This is the worst moment of Finland’s economic history”

Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä (Centre) says the coronavirus crisis "is the worst moment of Finland's economic history" as he set out new...

Morning headlines: Friday 3rd April 2020

Rescued: The story of 100 stranded Finns, flown home from India Hundreds of stranded Nordic and Baltic travelers have been flown home from India in...

Rescued: The story of 100 stranded Finns, flown home from India

Hundreds of stranded Nordic and Baltic travelers have been flown home from India in an operation lead by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in...