Crime

Police find incendiary devices at home of Kuopio sword attack suspect

Police say they've found incendiary devices at the home of the only suspect in a Tuesday afternoon sword attack which killed one woman and left ten other people injured. At a press conference in the eastern city of Kuopio on...

DEVELOPING: 1 dead, 10 injured in Kuopio college sword attack

One person is dead and at least ten injured after a sword attack at a college in Kuopio. One of those wounded in the attack is a police officer whose injuries are said to be minor; while two other...

Police use pedal power to keep up with scooter surveillance

Police in the capital city are getting on their bikes to monitor so-called 'light traffic' such as electric scooters and bike, and mopeds. Police officers will be using their own bike squad to increase their surveillance and interaction with light...

Report: United Brotherhood targets prison officials 

The United Brotherhood criminal organisation has promised rewards for members who attack prison guards. Lännen Media published an investigation on Friday which say that six prison guards at Riihimäki Prison were subject to violence either at work or when they...

Police warn about ‘fake cop’ financial scammers

Police in Eastern Uusimaa say they’ve found 25 cases of 'fake cop' scams in the last few months, mostly targeting older people. The victims have lost an estimated tens of thousands of euros to the fraudsters. Police say that in most...

Police suspect arson in Lapland fire

Police in Lapland are investigating a possible arson in the north west village of Kilpisjärvi. It happened overnight between Thursday and Friday at a property on the shores of Lake Tshahkajärvi, just off the main Highway 8 road. Police say several...

Finns Party MP ‘Brother Christmas’ guilty of fundraising offenses

A Finns Party MP has been found guilty of fundraising offenses at East Uusimaa District Court. Ari Koponen who does charity work using the pseudonym 'Brother Christmas' was charged with fundraising €24,000 in 2016, and another €180,000 in 2017 without the...

Porvoo school lockdown after Principal gets punched

One person has been detained, amid two separate assault incidents at a Porvoo school on Wednesday. It happened at Pääskytie secondary in the city, with police saying someone with no connection to the school attacked an employee inside the building....

Charges for two suspects in Helsinki “Eno” child sex case

Prosecutors have charged two people in connection with a series of sex abuse crimes against young girls. A 64-year old man known as "Eno" and an accomplice are facing dozens of charges including aggravated rape, aggravated sexual abuse and drugs...

Major operation against United Brotherhood’s crime network

The National Bureau of Investigation NBI says it has targeted the United Brotherhood's criminal network with searches of homes in nine cities, and three prisons. Over the last week suspected members of the gang, including several leaders, have been arrested...

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Museums hope for post-lockdown July visitor boom

After months of lockdown and coronavirus restrictions, Finland's museums are hoping for for a visitor boom in July. There's already been a rise in the...

New proposals for maximum police response times in cities, countryside

The National Police Board is proposing new maximum response times for officers on call-outs, depending on which part of the country the 112 emergency...

Finnish diver dies in Lofoten Islands accident

A Finnish man has died in a diving accident in northern Norway. The University of Northern Norway says on Twitter that the incident took place in Fiskebøl in...

Morning headlines: Thursday 9th July 2020

Justice Minister: Special preparations in place for 2021 elections Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henrkisson (SFP) tells Uutissuomalainen newspaper group that there could be special preparations put...

Police make arrests after shot fired at Helsinki bar

Police in Helsinki say they've made several arrests after a shooting at a Helsinki karaoke bar which left one person injured. It happened on Snellmaninkatu...

First group of child migrants arrives in Mediterranean deal

The first group of children and young people from refugee camps in the Mediterranean region arrived in Finland on Wednesday. The 24 minors, aged 10...

Finland opening borders to more foreign travelers

The government says it's easing border restrictions with more than 20 countries, so that visitors will be able to come to Finland for any...

HS: Pekka Haavisto facing two police charges over al-Hol handling

Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) is facing two police charges over his handling of the al-Hol refugee situation, according to Helsingin Sanomat. The newspaper reports that...