Crime

Police investigating spate of Lapland online romance scams

Police in Lapland are investigating a spate of romance scams after several incidents were reporting during a short period of time. In the latest incident, someone claiming to be an American soldier serving in the Middle East had tricked money...

Prosecutor General wants to charge Finns Party MP with ethnic incitement

Prosecutor General Raija Toiviainen wants to charge a Finns Party MP with inciting hatred towards an ethnic group. During a June 2019 debate in Parliament, Juha Mäenpää said that asylum seekers were like an 'invasive species'. Mäenpää has claimed this was a...

Caught on camera: Police release pictures of crime boss’s guns, drugs and homes

The National Bureau of Investigations says it's wrapping up an investigation into the man who headed the United Brotherhood crime gang. During the course of the investigation officers from a number of different forces seized dozens of weapons in Helsinki...

Police arrest two suspects after string of robberies, including MP’s home

Police have arrested two Lithuanian men who are suspected of breaking into MP Ruut Sjöblom's (NCP) home in Tuusula earlier in January. Officers believe the men were responsible for a string of burglaries between 10th and 16th December in Kerava, Espoo,...

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 in the capital. The suspect, reportedly from Latvia and with no permanent address in Finland, is...

Migri reports record high numbers of trafficked people seeking help

The Finnish Immigration Service Migri says there was a big rise in the number of victims of human trafficking that they helped during 2019. Migri's Victim Support System assisted 70 trafficking victims last year - that's up from 52 in...

Police College senior sergeant charged with sex abuse crimes

An instructor at the Police University College Polamk in Tampere has been charged with sexual abuse and sexual harassment in court on Tuesday. Prosecutors say the senior sergeant groped a colleague and several trainees and was in breach of good...

Billionaire Boris Rotenberg loses court case against banks

Finnish-Russian billionaire Boris Rotenberg, a close associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has lost a court case he brought against four Finnish banks. Helsinki District Court dismissed the case against the banks, which hinged on whether they were legally obliged to extend...

Helsinki Police track motivations for violent crimes

Helsinki Police have been analysing the statistics from a year of violent crime incidents in the capital to figure out what motivates extremist attacks. During 2019 police say there were 42 crimes committed in total, where violence or incitement to...

Court case begins for SUPO officer accused of stealing secrets

Helsinki District Court is hearing the preliminary case of a former employee at Finland's security police SUPO, who is suspected of stealing secret documents. According to the National Bureau of Investigation, who carried out the initial investigation, the employee allegedly...

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Britain imposes new restrictions for Finns who want to work in UK

The British Government has raised the bar on Finns - and other Europeans - who want to move to the UK after Brexit. From January...

Capital region shoppers are Finland’s biggest organic food buyers

The Helsinki capital region is the country's biggest market for organic food, according to retailer HOK-Elanto. The company - which operates S-Market, Alepa, Sale, Prismo...

Embattled Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto facing Parliament, criminal investigations

Finland's embattled Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Greens) whose leadership at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been beset with allegations of bullying and poor staff...

New poll provides some political relief for government’s biggest parties

A new political poll from Helsingin Sanomat published on Wednesday provides some good news for the two main parties in government. Both the Social Democrats...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 19th February 2020

Marin meets Merkel for Berlin talks  Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) is in Berlin on Wednesday for her first meeting on German soil with Chancellor Angela Merkel. The...

Marin meets Merkel as Germany mulls generational political change

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) is in Berlin on Wednesday for her first meeting on German soil with Chancellor Angela Merkel. The main topic on...

WATCH: Last of the ‘Top Gun’ test jets arrive in Finland

The last of the international contenders to replace Finland’s ageing fleet of Hornet jets arrived at Pirkkala Air Base on Tuesday afternoon. Boeing sent an...

Korkeasaari bears wake early from winter hibernation

The two resident brown bears at Helsinki's Korkeasaari Zoo have woken early from their winter hibernation due to warmer weather, after a two month...