Crime

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...

Police open pre-trial investigations into three MPs

Three Members of the Finnish Parliament, from three different parties, are facing possible court cases as police announce they're launching pre-trial investigations into the politicians. Christian Democrat MP, former party leader and ex-interior minister Päivi Räsänen posted on Twitter in June...

Police detain a student over school threat alert

Police in Western Uusimaa have detained one student in connection with a Thursday morning school threat. Officers were alerted around 10:00 when staff at Järnefelt primary school in Lohja let them know they had received a threat. Police say that while...

Police launch 24-hour speeding crackdown

Police forces across the country have launched a 24-hour crackdown on speeding drivers. The enforcement began at 06:00 on Wednesday morning and police say they'll be using all methods at their disposal to enforce speed limits, including use of cameras,...

Halla-aho accuses police of ‘political attack’ investigation

Finns Party leader Jussi Halla-aho has accused Helsinki Police of carrying out a political attack as they investigate one of his MPs. This week it emerged that Detective Chief Inspector Pekka Hätönen, who is heading up an ongoing investigation into three Members...

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Foreign Minister: Hong Kong extradition treaty should not be applied

Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) says an extradition treaty between Finland and China “should not be applied” any longer because it means that suspects would...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 14th July 2020

Foreign Minister: Hong Kong extradition treaty should not be applied Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) says that an extradition treaty between Finland and China "should not...

Finns Party MEP likens the European Union to the Soviet Union

One of the Finns Party's two MEPs in Brussels, Laura Huhtasaari, has likened the European Union to the Soviet Union. It's not the first time the...

Otkes starts investigation into Jyväskylä senior home fire 

The Accident Investigation Board Otkes is starting an investigation today into a fire at a seniors home in Jyväskylä which saw 168 elderly people...

Finland relaxes restrictions on borders, restaurants, bars and cafes

A range of coronavirus-related restrictions are easing in Finland today, as the country moves to a phase of 'new normal' in the pandemic. Restrictions on...

Morning headlines: Monday 13th July 2020

EU Minister: Finland wants to know clearly all EU coronavirus funding liabilities Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) will join other EU leaders in Brussels this week...

Europe Minister: Finland wants to know all EU coronavirus recovery package liabilities are clear

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) will join other EU leaders in Brussels this week for a summit, the first time they've met in person...

LISTEN: Summer Podkäst episode 2 out now

Just in time for the weekend, the second episode of our summer Podkäst is available now. On this week's show Europe Minister Tytti Tuppurainen (SDP) talks...