Crime

Halla-aho accuses police of ‘political attack’ investigation

Finns Party leader Jussi Halla-aho has accused Helsinki Police of carrying out a political attack as they investigate one of his MPs. This week it emerged that Detective Chief Inspector Pekka Hätönen, who is heading up an ongoing investigation into three Members...

Helsingin Sanomat journalist loses Supreme Court ‘search and seize’ appeal

The Supreme Court has ruled that a police raid on the home of a Helsingin Sanomat journalist was carried out lawfully. The case goes back to a story that Hesari published in December 2017 about Finland's intelligence-gathering capabilities, based on...

Investigation dropped into local politician after Finns Party complaint

Police say they've got no plans to investigate a Helsinki city councilor who was accused of making racially-charged comments about supporters of the Finns Party. Abdiurahim 'Husu' Hussein (SDP) wrote on social media in July that Finland was a racist...

Uncle found guilty of Christmas Eve murder of 7-year old boy

The trial of a man charged with stabbing his young nephew to death on Christmas Eve has ended with a murder conviction. At Helsinki District Court on Tuesday the 37-year old was found guilty of murdering the 7-year old boy...

Police make plea to possible victims in sex crimes case

Helsinki Police have arrested a man in connection with a string of sex offenses against underage girls, and now they're appealing to any more possible victims to come forward. Officials say at least twelve young girls have been victims of...

Helsinki shooting latest: victims and suspect all knew each other

Helsinki Police say the suspected attacked and his victims in a Tuesday afternoon shooting all knew each other A 32-year old man has been arrested in connection with the incident which saw a gunman fire his weapon into a red...

Helsinki shooting incident: police operation underway

 Helsinki Police have arrested one person in connection with this afternoon's shooting incident. They are now investigating it as two attempted murders, but say that the situation in central Helsinki is "calm" and that local residents "are not in...

Eight drone pilots fined for breaching Helsinki no-fly zone

Eight drone pilots have been fined after their machines breached a strict no-fly zone around Finlandia Hall during last week's EU ministerial meetings. Police say the pilots will be penalised with day fines, which vary in amount depending on what...

Customs agents sniff out sex stimulant drugs

Customs agents have seized thousands of bottles of 'poppers' - a class of alkyl nitrate drugs - and think that tens of thousands more bottles were illegally brought into the country in recent years. The latest haul, plus the drugs...

Helsinki Police release new pictures in search for assault suspect

Helsinki Police have released new pictures of a suspect they want to question in connection with a violent assault in the city. The incident happened almost a year ago on 4th August 2018, but since then officers have drawn a...

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Anti-Semitic acts in Tampere and Turku, as Finland’s leaders mark Holocaust

Police in Tampere are investigating an incident in the city involving a small group of neo-Nazis who burned an Israeli flag and denounced the...

Morning headlines: Monday 27th January 2020

Tromsø conference raises questions over Finland’s Arctic priorities An Arctic conference in northern Norway, attended by Minister of Trade Ville Skinnari (SDP) raises questions about whether Finland...

Tromsø conference raises questions over Finland’s Arctic priorities

An Arctic conference in northern Norway, attended by Minister of Trade Ville Skinnari (SDP) raises questions about whether Finland sees the region as a commodity,...

WATCH: Lions, dragons and fireworks in Helsinki signal Chinese New Year

Thousands of people came out to downtown Helsinki to celebrate Chinese New Year on Friday. The Year of the Rat launched with a firework display...

THL: False alarm over suspected Wuhan coronavirus cases in Lapland

The National Institute for Health and Welfare THL says that two suspected cases of Wuhan coronavirus turned out to be false alarms. Two members of...

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,...

Big rise in the number of unemployed people

The number of unemployed people in Finland has risen month-on-month after a long period of declines. According to new figures released on Friday there were...

Two suspected cases of Wuhan coronavirus in Lapland

Two Chinese tourists visiting Finland from Wuhan in China are being tested to see if they have the coronavirus. The sick tourists are understood to...