Crime

Investigators scour social media video for Hanko powerboat crash clues

Accident investigators are scouring social media video to find different views of a boat crash that left a child of primary school age dead, and another person injured. The incident happened on Saturday off the coast of Hanko when a...

Police call for witnesses after Lapland car bomb

Police in Lapland are asking for potential witnesses to come forward after a device exploded underneath a rental car used by the Finnish Border Guard. The incident happened shortly before 01:00 in the early hours of Tuesday morning in the...

Dark web drugs network broken up by Customs and police

Finnish Customs and the National Bureau of Investigation have broken up what they describe as a "large-scale" drugs network which imported and distributed illegal pharmaceuticals and prescription drugs between 2017 and 2020. Investigators say the sales took place mainly on...

Manhunt for beating suspects in Helsinki nightclub death

Police in Helsinki are searching for several men following the death of another man outside a popular nightclub earlier this month that also left four people injured. The incident took place in the early hours of Sunday morning 5th July...

Police bust huge cannabis farm operation in Kerava

Eastern Uusimaa Police say they've busted a large professionally-run cannabis farm in Kerava. Investigators suspect that two people were behind the operation which may have started as early as 2018 in a second location. In June this year police seized...

NBI investigates Finns Party beating as attempted murder

The National Bureau of Investigation NBI says it has taken over the case of a Finns Party activist badly beaten last Friday, and investigating whether it was attempted murder. Pekka Kataja was attacked in his home in Jämsänkoski by two men....

Police suspect attempted homicide in attack on Finns Party official

Police in Central Finland are investigating an attack on a Finns Party official as a case of attempted homicide. The incident took place on Friday in Jämsänkoski when two men went to the home of Pekka Kataja - who works...

Police report 11% increase in frauds – with elderly often targeted

Police say there's been a big rise in the number of frauds carried out this year compared with last year, and that elderly people are often targeted. From January until the end of June police got more than 20,000 different...

Migri reports rise in cases of human trafficking victims seeking help

The Finnish Immigration Service Migri reports another rise in the number of victims of human trafficking seeking help with their situation. Since the beginning of 2020, some 48 people were referred to the Assistance System. The number of people has...

Police Commissioner: More can be done to improve relations with minority communities

Finland's most senior police officer says more can be done to improve relations with minority communities - especially in the area of recruitment - and to bridge the gap between perception and reality of trust in the police. National Police...

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Food camps teaching lessons about nutrition and sustainability

Children at food food camps around the country have been learning lessons about nutrition and sustainability that organisers hope will help them develop healthy...

Finland urges Lebanon reform after €250 million aid conference

Finland's Minister of Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto (Green) is urging political reform in Lebanon, as international donors pledged more than €250 million aid after last...

Morning headlines: Monday 10th August 2020

Campaigners push for VAT reduction in menstrual products A campaign spearheaded by the Finnish Feminist Association Naisunioni is working with political parties to raise awareness of...

Podium finish for Valtteri Bottas at 70th anniversary British Grand Prix

Finnish racer Valtteri Bottas has climbed back onto the podium after finishing third in Sunday's British Grand Prix. Bottas started the race in pole position but...

LISTEN: Summer Podkäst episode 5 is out now

The new episode of our summer Podkäst is available now wherever you listen to your podcast content. On this week’s show Education Minister Li Andersson (Left) talks about the new...

Flags are flying – with one small mishap – for Moomin creator Tove Jansson

Flags are flying in Finland today to celebrate a beloved figure of the Finnish literary world, a writer and artist who created the enchanted...

Let’s speak about our periods: Campaign pressures politicians to cut tax on sanitary products

A campaign spearheaded by the Finnish Feminist Association Naisunioni is working with political parties to raise awareness of the issues of period poverty, and...

Hundreds of Thai berry pickers flying to Finland 

Around 300 seasonal labourers from Thailand will arrive in Finland this weekend to start work picking berries for an Ostrobothnia company, just in time...