Crime

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...

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...

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Finland’s 2020 Eurovision hopefuls revealed

The six acts hoping to represent Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam have been unveiled by public broadcaster Yle. Among them are an...

Snow sculptors in Vaasa forced to use sand due to warm winter

An annual snow sculpting competition in Vaasa Market Square has had to swap snow for sand. The competition is set to begin on Tuesday afternoon,...

UpCloud gets €18 million funding for international expansion

Finnish cloud infrastructure company UpCloud has announced an €18 million funding boost that will help its international growth. The Helsinki-based company, founded in 2011, plans...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 21st January 2020

Deadly China virus spreads, Finnish officials prepared for local action  A fourth person has died and hundreds more are infected with a deadly new coronavirus...

China virus: No screening yet at Helsinki Airport as authorities monitor deadly coronavirus

The number of people infected by a deadly new strain of coronavirus in China tripled over the weekend and spread from Wuhan to cities...

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...

Flow announces more international acts for summer festival

Summer might seem like a long time away, but Finland's festival season is just around the corner and one of the biggest arts events...

WATCH: French jets arrive in Finland for a week of combat tests

Two Rafale fighter jets built by French manufacturer Dassault have landed at Pirkkala Air Force Base to start two weeks of intensive testing and...