Crime

Jail time for Oulu sex offender

The District Court in Oulu has sentenced a 21-year old man to four years in prison for his part in the sexual abuse of a 13-year old girl. The immigrant from Afghanistan is the first man to be convicted out...

New law removes Finnish citizenship for certain serious crimes

A new amendment to the Nationality Act means that authorities have the power to strip Finnish citizens of their passports if they're found guilty of a serious criminal offense. The interim government submitted the formal paperwork today, and President Sauli Niinistö...

Finland’s biggest ever cocaine smuggling operation busted

Police have revealed details of a huge drugs bust this morning, thought to be the largest in Finnish history. Law enforcement agencies have completed their pre-trial investigation into a drug smuggling ring suspected of bringing 13kg of cocaine from the...

Cyber attack on election system, as 1.5 million Finns vote in advance

The National Bureau of Investigation NBI is looking into the circumstances around an apparent cyber attack against Finland's election information systems. It happened over the weekend, when the official results service was hit by a denial of service attack. The...

Police investigate political signs as possible racist and homophobic crimes

Police in Helsinki have launched an investigation to determine whether some political campaign banners have broken the law. They're looking specifically into the leader and a candidate from the small far right party Finnish Nation First, and their recent election...

Police look for gang of young girls after beating incident

Police in Vantaa are looking for a group of four or five young girls after a 10-year old girl was attacked and beaten. The suspected assault happened on Sunday afternoon around 17:00 when police say the young girl was beaten...

Report: Finland has the EU’s lowest incarceration rates

A new report published by the Council of Europe CoE shows that across the continent, rates of imprisonment are falling. Finland has the lowest rate in any EU country, and is second only to Iceland among 40 of the 47...

“Significant increase” in jihadist activities in Finland

There's been a "significant increase" in the number of people involved in jihadist activities in Finland over the last decade. That's the conclusion of two new studies by researchers at the University of Helsinki, commissioned by the Ministry of Interior,...

Early voting begins, as vandals target campaign posters

Police in Jyväskylä and Tampere are asking the public for information about vandals who targeted election campaign posters in those cities. Several locations in Jyväskylä were damaged, including Kirkkopuisto, Honkaharju and Suluntie, where racks of posters had been put up...

Police launch nationwide speeding clampdown

Keep your speed down on the roads today - police have launched a nationwide crackdown on speeding drivers that started at midnight and continues for 24 hours. Officers are out taking measurements in surveillance vehicles, and 130 camera traps are...

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Finns Party cuts ties with MP who posted racist meme online

The Finns Party Parliamentary Group says it is cutting ties with MP Ano Turtiainen after he posted a racist meme on Twitter on Wednesday, mocking...

Record high amphetamine levels and drug-drive offenses

Researchers have found record high levels of amphetamines in capital region wastewater – a level which has continued to grow even during coronavirus lockdown...

Flags and flyovers commemorate Defence Forces Day

Flags have been run up flag poles around the country on Thursday morning to mark Defence Forces Day. The date commemorates the birthday of Carl...

Morning headlines: Thursday 4th June 2020

Record high amphetamine levels in capital wastewater Researchers have found record high levels of amphetamines in capital region wastewater - which has continued to grow...

No mandatory masks – but government says the are times to consider wearing them

After several months without a decision, and conflicting advice from officially-appointed panels of experts, the Finnish Government has finally decided they won't make it...

Minister to repay €50,000 media training money

Minister of Finance Katri Kulmuni (Centre) is to repay more than €50,000 invoiced to two ministries for media training. Suomen Kuvalehti first reported that Kulmuni had...

Thousands turn out for Helsinki Black Lives Matter rally

Thousands of people joined a rally in Helsinki to support the Black Lives Matter movement in America, to protest the death of George Floyd...

Supercell donates to Black Lives Matter funds

Finnish gaming company Supercell says it will be donating an undisclosed amount of money to anti-racism organisations in the USA, as protests continue across...