Crime

Police suspect environmental crime after brook contamination

Police say they're investigating a possible environmental crime, after an oil leak at a prize-winning brook in Helsinki. Since Sunday, Helsinki City Rescue Department have been undertaking operations at the Longinoja brook in Malmi, to clean up to 30 liters...

Oulu child sex abuser sentenced to three years, eight months in prison

A court in Oulu has handed down the first verdict after a string of child sex abuse allegations came to light in the northern city at the end of last year.  Today, 44-year old Aseov Muso who is originally from Tajikistan,...

Suspect held after Sweden-Finland ferry rape allegation

Police in Stockholm have detained a 50-year old man on suspicion of raping a woman on the Silja Galaxy ferry. The alleged incident happened on Friday night as the ship was sailing from Sweden to Finland. The woman reported to...

Helsinki Islamic centre vandalised two days in a row

A Helsinki Islamic centre was daubed with graffiti overnight on Thursday and Friday, in two consecutive days of vandalism attacks. The words "rapers" and "fuck Islam" were found spray-painted on the outside of the Salamat charity's prayer room in Mellunmäki,...

Reckless driver gets a ticket for almost €12,000

A driver in Helsinki has been ordered to pay a fine of almost €12,000 on charges of dangerous driving in the capital city. The Helsinki District Court ruled that Peter Fagernäs, vice chairman of the Kesko retail group, should pay twenty...

Gruesome details emerge as Kotka homicide trial begins

The trial has begun in south east Finland of an Iraqi man accused of a gruesome homicide. Prosecutors say the 43-year old sawed up the body of a man he met in a refugee reception centre, stripped the flesh from...

Investigation into case of elderly woman allegedly beaten to death in nursing home

Multiple authorities say they're investigating a case of a 76-year old woman allegedly beaten to death in a nursing home. Police, the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health Valvira, and the Regional State Administrative Agency Aluehallintovirasto are looking into...

Trial begins for Loimaa bus hijack suspect

A man has gone on trial accused of attempted hijacking, attempted assault and traffic safety violations, after allegedly trying to make two buses collide near the town of Loimaa last December. The prosecutor demands a prison sentence without the chance...

Report: international money laundering on the rise in Finland

The National Bureau of Investigation NBI says it recorded dozens of cases of international money laundering in Finland last year, and has so far seized €225,000 from crime gangs. Detective Chief Inspector Heikki Majamaa says police have they're aware of...

Helsinki Police release name, picture of stabbing suspect

Police in Helsinki have released the name and picture of a man wanted in connection with a stabbing incident in the city on Sunday. In a bulletin, police say Haydar Abdulerar Al-Hmedavi, born in 1985, is 168cm tall, and is suspected...

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End of kaamos: Utsjoki wakes up from winter

Finland's most northerly municipality is waking up from darkness on Friday and briefly experiencing its first sunrise. The sun last set in Utsjoki on 25th...

Football stars score at annual Sports Gala

Finnish footballers have enjoyed a night of awards glory at the annual Sports Gala Urheilugaala in Helsinki on Thursday night. Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki...

Morning headlines: Friday 17th January 2020

Government to update on employment measures Minister of Labour Tuula Haatainen (SDP) is set to announce the government's latest initiatives to boost employment. The aim is to...

SK: Finns Party MPs concealed China-linked tech company cash

Two Finns Party MPs, including the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, concealed their links to a tech company that received funding from China. The...

Latvian man on trial for bomb plot to target “foreigners and Muslims”

A man has appeared at Helsinki District Court, facing charges of plotting to set off home made bombs during 2018 New Year's Eve celebrations...

Saving Amanda: Helsinki considers how to protect the famous fountain

Helsinki City Council is looking into measures to protect one of the country's most recognisable landmarks. The Havis Amanda fountain and statue, built in the...

Defence Ministers use Nordic hotline for the first time

Nordic Defence Ministers have used a special crisis hotline for the first time, to discuss the situation in the Middle East. According Defence Minister Antti...

World Jewish Congress calls Left Alliance MP “antisemitic”

The World Jewish Congress has criticized Finnish Member of Parliament Anna Kontula (Left) for her protest against Israel's blockade of Gaza. The powerful US-based lobby...