Crime

Police say beware of coronavirus scammers

Police are warning people - especially the elderly - to beware of scammers who are trying to take advantage of the coronavirus crisis and exploit people's fears during this time. The warning applies to the whole country but particularly in...

Uusimaa lockdown: Police stop hundreds of vehicles at region’s borders

On the first day of the Uusimaa lockdown, police say they stopped 835 vehicles and turned them around from either entering or leaving the southern region. Uusimaa is Finland's most populous region, home to some 1.7 million people and the...

Singer Jari Sillanpää guilty of having child abuse images on his phone

One of Finland's best known entertainers Jari Sillanpää has been found guilty by a court of having child abuse images on the phone, and sharing them. However, he was not found guilty of a more serious crime of child abuse. At Helsinki District...

Police warn about fake bank notes circulating in Espoo

Western Uusimaa Police are warning about counterfeit cash circulating in the region. Police say the forgeries are not very good and should be easy to spot as they don't have all the security features a real note would have. Some of...

Police appeal for owners in robbery treasure trove

Police in Eastern Finland are appealing for people who had their homes burgled by a crime gang last year to come and identify their stolen property. Officers have unveiled a treasure trove of stolen items which were taken from private...

Delayed justice: Foreign students wait years for court date after racist attack

Two foreign students, on the receiving end of a racist attack in Joensuu, will not get their day in court until more than two years after the incident which left one of them needing hospital treatment. The case is symptomatic...

Rapper convicted over restaurant bathroom sex offense

Finnish rapper Nikke Ankara - the stage name of Niiles Hiirola - has been convicted and fined by the Helsinki District Court of a sex offense. The court found that in July 2017 Ankara was in a Helsinki restaurant, when...

Police arrest Sierra Leone war crimes suspect living in Finland

The National Bureau of Investigation NBI says it has arrested a citizen of Sierra Leone suspected of murder, aggravated war crimes and crimes against humanity. Sierra Leone was plunged into a bitter civil war between 1991 and 2001 when a...

Check your cash: Police flag up high volume of counterfeit notes

Southeast Finland Police are flagging up a high volume of counterfeit bank notes circulating in the area. So far this year there's been 17 cases of counterfeit money detected in the area: seven in Kouvola, four in Kotka and four...

Police launch week-long road safety crackdown

Police forces around the country this week will be carrying out an operation to ensure drivers comply with road safety rules: from wearing a seatbelt to the proper use of electronic devices while driving, to giving pedestrians more space...

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Turku hospital starts coronavirus drug treatment tests

Turku University Hospital Tyks has launched a trial of a drug called tocilizumab to see if it can help stop coronavirus patients from becoming...

HS investigation reveals widespread mistreatment of cleaning staff

A lengthy investigation by Helsingin Sanomat has uncovered widespread mistreatment of cleaning staff who are low paid, and often asylum seekers or new immigrants hoping...

Finnair raises €501 million, as passengers get ‘clean kits’ on expanded flight services

Finland's national airline Finnair has raised €501 million in a share offering that was so popular, it was oversubscribed by 11%. The fundraising effort was...

GALLERY: Finland’s baby birds are kind of adorable!

May and June are the busiest months in Finland for spotting baby birds. There are still some around in July but by now most...

England opens quarantine-free travel to passengers from Finland

Anyone in Finland who wants to travel to England this summer will be able to do so without having to quarantine, from 10th July. On...

A new political party? Timo Soini says maybe.

Veteran politician Timo Soini, who lead the Finns Party to become a major force in Finnish politics, who was a founding member of Blue Reform...

Finns’ confidence in life and the economy after coronavirus improves

A new survey highlights how Finns are relaxing their own personal coronavirus restrictions as the epidemic subsides, and how they have more confidence in...

Morning headlines: Friday 3rd July 2020

Finns relaxing their own coronavirus restrictions Two surveys have highlighted how Finns are relaxing their own personal coronavirus restrictions as the epidemic fades in Finland....