Crime

Journalist wins Supreme Court press freedom victory over police

Finland's Supreme Court has ruled that police can't use electronic equipment seized from a journalist's home as part of their preliminary investigation into how she got classified material about the country's intelligence capabilities. In its ruling the court said the...

Police make huge drugs smuggling bust in Spanish-Finnish operation

Police forces in Finland and Spain have cooperated on an operation to smash a large drugs smuggling and drugs sales operation. Officers in Helsinki, Tampere and Häme joined forces with their Spanish counterparts to arrest two Finnish nationals they say...

Foreign suspects arrested after Espoo raid, and Helsinki ferry search

Police have arrested a number of foreign nationals as they tried to flee the country by ferry, after a masked gang raided a chemical storage facility in Espoo. Now the National Bureau of Investigation says they're investigating a serious drug...

Helsinki arrests after masked gang raid Espoo chemical warehouse

Police in Helsinki say they've made a number of arrests, and delayed the departure of a ferry from the city's Olympic terminal, in an operation which is related to an earlier incident in Espoo. Early Monday afternoon Western Uusimaa Police...

North Savo police investigate two stabbing incidents

Police in North Savo are investigating two overnight stabbing cases as attempted homicides - although officers don't think the two incidents are linked. In Kuopio a 50-year old man has been detained after the first stabbing at a private residence....

‘Finland or death’ school cleared over Finns Party poster

A school in Tampere, its head teacher and other officials have been cleared of any wrongdoing over a poster competition for 9th grade students that took aim at the Finns Party's policies on immigration. In autumn 2018 three students at...

Silk Road crackdown: Police bust thousands in dark web investigation

Law enforcement agencies including police departments, the National Bureau of Investigation KRP and Finnish Customs Tulli have launched investigations into an estimated 6000 people who used the Silk Road Silkkitie dark web platform. According to authorities the online market has...

Helsinki Police ban neo-Nazi demonstration on Independence Day

The Helsinki Police Department has decided to ban an Independence Day demonstration by the Movement for Freedom right wing group. Police believe the group is essentially made up of many of the same members as the Nordic Resistance Movement which...

Police suspect arson links in Nurmijärvi area fires

Police in Eastern Uusimaa say they suspect that two fires at properties in Nurmijärvi were started deliberately. The fires were noticed early on Saturday morning before 08:00 - the first at a cafe building, the other nearby about an hour...

Police detain four people after Helsinki homicide

Police in Helsinki have detained four people in connection with an apparent homicide in the city. Officers were called to the capital's Pitäjänmäki neighbourhood around 22:30 on Tuesday, and police say they deployed several patrol vehicles to the area. Four people...

Latest News

GALLERY: Discovering Finland’s urban wildlife residents

How well do you know your neighbours? No, not your human neighbours, but the other animals that share our cities, towns and villages with...

Morning headlines: Friday 15th January 2020

Cold snap continues across the country  A cold front with some extremely chilly temperatures continues across most of central, southern and eastern Finland on Friday...

Morning headlines: Thursday 14th January 2021

Coronavirus update: No new restrictions expected today Public health officials, and Minister Krista Kiuru (SDP) will give a coronavirus update on Thursday morning but are not...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 13th January 2021

Southern snow storm continues, as temperatures drop A snowstorm that swept through southern Finland in the last 36 hours continues on Wednesday, although snow will...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 12th January 2021

Snow storm brings dangerous driving conditions, power outages A snowstorm sweeping across western and southern Finland on Tuesday brings dangerous driving conditions to roads and...

Morning headlines: Monday 11th January 2021

Exceptionally heavy snowfall on the way from Monday night Meteorologists are warning of "exceptional" levels of snowfall with up to 30-40cm of accumulated snow forecast...

Morning headlines: Friday 8th January 2021

Minister calls for faster vaccine delivery from EU Minister of Family and Basic Services Krista Kiuru (SDP) has written to the EU's Health Commissioner calling for...

Morning headlines: Thursday 7th January 2021

Finnish leaders react to American political violence  Finnish leaders have reacted to a night of political violence in America, when armed supporters of US President...