Thursday 14 December 2017

Fourth teen held over death of Dutch linesman

A fourth young footballer has been arrested in connection with the beating to death of a volunteer linesman last weekend in the Netherlands.

The 16-year-old boy was arrested in Amsterdam on Thursday night. Two 15-year-olds and two 16-year-olds are now being held on suspicion of manslaughter, assault and public violence. All amateur matches have been cancelled nationwide this weekend as a mark of respect for Richard Nieuwenhuizen (41). Professional players will wear black armbands. Mr Nieuwenhuizen was assaulted last Sunday after officiating at a match his son was playing in, between Buitenboys from Almere and Nieuw Sloten of Amsterdam. He died the following day. Police say more arrests may follow.

Irish Independent

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