Crime

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...

United Brotherhood announces an end to its operations

The United Brotherhood crime gang says it will cease its operations, and those of an affiliated gang called Bad Union. The organisation made the announcement in a press release to MTV Uutiset and Helsingin Sanomat, and the decision comes ahead of...

Journalist wins Supreme Court press freedom victory over police

Finland's Supreme Court has ruled that police can't use electronic equipment seized from a journalist's home as part of their preliminary investigation into how she got classified material about the country's intelligence capabilities. In its ruling the court said the...

Police make huge drugs smuggling bust in Spanish-Finnish operation

Police forces in Finland and Spain have cooperated on an operation to smash a large drugs smuggling and drugs sales operation. Officers in Helsinki, Tampere and Häme joined forces with their Spanish counterparts to arrest two Finnish nationals they say...

Foreign suspects arrested after Espoo raid, and Helsinki ferry search

Police have arrested a number of foreign nationals as they tried to flee the country by ferry, after a masked gang raided a chemical storage facility in Espoo. Now the National Bureau of Investigation says they're investigating a serious drug...

Helsinki arrests after masked gang raid Espoo chemical warehouse

Police in Helsinki say they've made a number of arrests, and delayed the departure of a ferry from the city's Olympic terminal, in an operation which is related to an earlier incident in Espoo. Early Monday afternoon Western Uusimaa Police...

North Savo police investigate two stabbing incidents

Police in North Savo are investigating two overnight stabbing cases as attempted homicides - although officers don't think the two incidents are linked. In Kuopio a 50-year old man has been detained after the first stabbing at a private residence....

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Viking Line picks up the bill after ferry rescue company demands cargo collaterol

Viking Line will pick up the bill for maritime salvage being levied at truck owners by the company that towed the M/S Amorella into...

MPs call for littering fines to be doubled

Four Members of Parliament have drawn up a bill proposing that fines for littering be doubled, as a deterrent measure. National Coalition Party MPs Saara-Sofia Sirén,...

THL issues new face mask recommendations, as virus situation worsens

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL has issued new recommendations on wearing face masks, as the coronavirus situation continues to deteriorate. Overnight there...

Morning headlines: Thursday 24th September 2020

Decisions expected on face masks and travel Decisions are expected today on a new regional approach towards face masks, and also on restricting travel again...

President Niinistö at virtual UN: ‘Global challenges require global responses’

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö has given a speech to the annual United Nations General Assembly taking place this week in New York. However, because of travel...

Covid-19 sniffer dogs start work at Helsinki Airport

Ten specially-trained dogs are starting work at Helsinki Airport, using their noses to sniff out passengers with Covid-19. It's part of the City of Vantaa's...

THL: Stay away from public places with Covid symptoms, as virus cases increase

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL is urging anyone with even mild coronavirus symptoms to stay away from public spaces and gatherings. The...

Nordic Defence Ministers meet, as Finland postpones major international exercise

Defence Minister Antti Kaikkonen (SDP) is in northern Norway today, meeting with his counterparts from Sweden and Norway for talks. The trio are in Laksel, Lemmijoki,...