Three more arrests after riots SC Cambuur – SC Heerenveen, images shared of eight more suspects

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Leeuwarden – In the past week, three more people were arrested on suspicion of public violence after the SC Cambuur – SC Heerenveen match on February 19, 2023. Nine people were previously arrested. The police expect to make more arrests and share images of eight more suspects. These images are now still shown blurred. If the suspects do not report to the police within a week, they will be shown recognizable.

After the game on February 19, 2023, supporters of Cambuur sought confrontation with the supporters of Heerenveen. They pelted each other and the police with stones, pieces of wood, waste containers and pieces of concrete. The mobile unit had to act to ensure that the visiting supporters’ buses were able to leave safely. Several police vehicles were destroyed and a police horse was injured.

Camera images
Various other vandalism was also committed around the stadium. Eight people were arrested at the time. The police immediately launched a criminal investigation after the disturbances. In this investigation, a large number of camera images were viewed on which some of the disturbances were recorded. This investigation has led to the arrest of these three suspects and previously of nine suspects. The three suspects are all from the municipality of Leeuwarden, aged 20, 23 and 39.

We are still looking for eight suspects who were also involved in the public violence on February 19, 2023. There are also images of these suspects, which can be viewed here.

Important witness
The police spoke to an important witness on Sunday afternoon. He stopped an riot police vehicle to give the officers information about an incident on Cambuurplein in which a person was seriously injured. The police would like to get in touch with this witness, a man between the ages of 50 and 55. Are you or do you know this man? Please contact us via the Investigation Tip Line 0800 – 60 70, quoting the case number 2023046823.

The investigation continues
Multiple arrests are not ruled out. The suspects who have since been arrested have been released after questioning. They will have to answer to court at a later date. Do you have information that you have not yet shared with the police? Then also call the Investigation Tip Line on 0800 – 60 70 or contact anonymously on 0800-7000.

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