Crime

Finns Party MP ‘Brother Christmas’ in court facing charity financial charges

A Finns Party Member of Parliament Ari Koponen is on trial at East Uusimaa District Court today, facing charges relating to his charity fundraising work as 'Brother Christmas'. Koponen, who was elected to parliament in April, made a name for himself...

Second Porvoo policeman released from hospital

A police officer in East Uusimaa has been released from hospital today, after being treated for injuries received in a shooting attack a week ago. Two officers were wounded in Porvoo in the early hours of Sunday morning 25th August,...

Finland rebuked over lack of female police and lenient sex crimes punishments

The Council of Europe has sharply rebuked Finland over the low number of female police officers and lenient sentences for sex crimes offenders. The criticism comes in a report by the Council's experts about implementing the Istanbul Convention on preventing...

Police shooting suspects remanded in custody

Two brothers suspected of shooting police officers in Porvoo last weekend made their first court appearance on Thursday afternoon. The pair appeared at East Uusimaa District Court in Vantaa where they were remanded into custody as the pre-trial investigation continues. The...

City Councilman receives noose and death threat in the mail

A Helsinki City Councilman of Somali origin has received a letter containing a noose and a death threat at the first City Council meeting of the new session. Abdiurahim ‘Husu’ Hussein (SDP) reported for Wednesday night's meeting and was told there...

‘Blue light sabotage’ warning after Porvoo police shooting

The chair of the Finnish Police Federation SPJL has warned of a new phenomenon known as 'blue light sabotage' in the aftermath of a weekend shooting incident that left two police officers wounded in Porvoo. The term has come to be...

Iraqi twins back in court for appeal over ISIS massacre video

Iraqi twins are back in the Turku Court of Appeal today over allegations they were part of the ISIS terror group and involved in a 2014 massacre. The men were acquitted of the charges back in 2017 but the prosecutors...

Politicians and police help reassure Porvoo residents after weekend shooting

After a weekend shooting that left two officers injured, police and local politicians in Porvoo have been making an extra effort to reach out to the local community. East Uusimaa Police put on extra patrols in the south coast town...

Latest: Swedish nationals arrested in connection with Porvoo police shooting

Two men suspected of shooting two police officers in the early hours of Sunday morning are Swedish nationals, born in 1989 and 1994. The National Bureau of Investigation issued the latest information on Monday morning, but says it won't release...

Car chase: two arrested over Porvoo police shooting

Police have arrested two suspects in connection with a double shooting of police officers in Tampere in the early hours of Sunday morning. The National Bureau of Investigation says the arrests happened at 20:36 on Sunday evening after a car...

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Closing time: eased restrictions on bars and restaurants come too late for some businesses

A decision to ease restrictions and allow restaurants, cafes and bars to re-open this week is welcome news for many in the industry eager...

Morning headlines: Monday 1st June 2020

Coronavirus restrictions eased today  Restrictions put in place over the last several months to slow the spread of coronavirus in Finland are being eased today....

Three Isis-linked Finnish families arrive from al-Hol refugee camp

Three Finnish families, women and children, arrived in Finland on Sunday from the al-Hol refugee camp in northern Syria. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirms...

Everything changes: Your guide to coronavirus life in Finland from 1st June

On Monday 1st June there is a whole range of new rules, regulations and recommendations coming into play as coronavirus restrictions are eased. While the...

Foreign Minister: Finland engages with China and America on problem subjects

Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) says that Finland will be taking opportunities in the coming months to press China and the USA to live...

Coronavirus round-up: Friday 29th May 2020

Here’s our evening round-up of the latest coronavirus news from Finland: Latest virus figures from THL New guidelines: yes, it's okay to travel around...

New guidelines: Yes, it’s okay to travel around the country

New guidelines issued by the Government on Friday confirm that yes, domestic travel is allowed again, as long as people take sensible precautions. There had...

Parliament approves new rules to open restaurants, cafes and bars

Parliament and the President approved new temporary amendments to the Communicable Diseases Act on Friday, which makes it possible for restaurants, bars and cafes...