Crime

Turku knife attack hero in court over compensation fraud 

A British man hailed as a hero during the Turku terror attack was in court Tuesday facing charges of fraud. Hassan Zubier, who lives in Sweden, was left in a wheelchair with spinal chord injuries after he rushed to the...

Investigators scour social media video for Hanko powerboat crash clues

Accident investigators are scouring social media video to find different views of a boat crash that left a child of primary school age dead, and another person injured. The incident happened on Saturday off the coast of Hanko when a...

Police call for witnesses after Lapland car bomb

Police in Lapland are asking for potential witnesses to come forward after a device exploded underneath a rental car used by the Finnish Border Guard. The incident happened shortly before 01:00 in the early hours of Tuesday morning in the...

Dark web drugs network broken up by Customs and police

Finnish Customs and the National Bureau of Investigation have broken up what they describe as a "large-scale" drugs network which imported and distributed illegal pharmaceuticals and prescription drugs between 2017 and 2020. Investigators say the sales took place mainly on...

Manhunt for beating suspects in Helsinki nightclub death

Police in Helsinki are searching for several men following the death of another man outside a popular nightclub earlier this month that also left four people injured. The incident took place in the early hours of Sunday morning 5th July...

Police bust huge cannabis farm operation in Kerava

Eastern Uusimaa Police say they've busted a large professionally-run cannabis farm in Kerava. Investigators suspect that two people were behind the operation which may have started as early as 2018 in a second location. In June this year police seized...

NBI investigates Finns Party beating as attempted murder

The National Bureau of Investigation NBI says it has taken over the case of a Finns Party activist badly beaten last Friday, and investigating whether it was attempted murder. Pekka Kataja was attacked in his home in Jämsänkoski by two men....

Police suspect attempted homicide in attack on Finns Party official

Police in Central Finland are investigating an attack on a Finns Party official as a case of attempted homicide. The incident took place on Friday in Jämsänkoski when two men went to the home of Pekka Kataja - who works...

Police report 11% increase in frauds – with elderly often targeted

Police say there's been a big rise in the number of frauds carried out this year compared with last year, and that elderly people are often targeted. From January until the end of June police got more than 20,000 different...

Migri reports rise in cases of human trafficking victims seeking help

The Finnish Immigration Service Migri reports another rise in the number of victims of human trafficking seeking help with their situation. Since the beginning of 2020, some 48 people were referred to the Assistance System. The number of people has...

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Morning headlines: Wednesday 12th August 2020

Li Andersson: 'Coronavirus back-to-school discussion has moved on since spring' Finnish students are heading back to school on Wednesday, after an unprecedented year that saw...

Li Andersson interview: ‘Coronavirus back-to-school discussion has moved on since spring’

Finnish students are heading back to school on Wednesday, after an unprecedented year that saw classes suspended during the worst of the coronavirus epidemic...

Turku knife attack hero in court over compensation fraud 

A British man hailed as a hero during the Turku terror attack was in court Tuesday facing charges of fraud. Hassan Zubier, who lives in...

Finland’s top diplomat in Beirut: ‘Lebanese people seem to be tired of rising from the ashes’

The Muslim call to prayer echoed from mosques across Lebanon on Tuesday evening, as church bells tolled at exactly 18:09, a week after a...

Minister of Justice caught out by announcement of strict quarantine rules

Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henriksson (RKP) was apparently caught out by a Monday night announcement from Minister of Family and Basic Services Krista Kiuru (SDP) that...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 11th August 2020

New testing regime, and fines or prison time for travelers who don't self-isolate Finland will introduce fines or even a possible three month prison sentence...

Minister: Fines or prison time for travelers who don’t self-isolate

Finland will introduce fines or even a possible three month prison sentence for people who refuse to go into self-isolation when they arrive from...

Investigators scour social media video for Hanko powerboat crash clues

Accident investigators are scouring social media video to find different views of a boat crash that left a child of primary school age dead,...