Dutch judge remands teens for linesman's killing

Linesman Richard Nieuwenhuizen, 41, of the Buitenboys club died in hospital the day after being assaulted following a match against Amsterdam's Niew Sloten club on Sunday. The three boys were arrested at their Amsterdam homes on Monday morning.

updated: December 06, 2012 22:20 IST
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The Hague: A Dutch judge on Thursday said that three teenage footballers accused of beating a linesman to death should be kept behind bars for another fortnight for police to probe the brutal killing.

"Two 15-year-old boys and a 16-year-old from Amsterdam, suspected of the death of a 41-year-old linesman... will remain in detention for two more weeks," the Lelystad district court said in a statement.

The three appeared before a judge in the town near Amsterdam following Sunday's attack at an amateur game that has shocked football-mad Netherlands, where some 1,2 million people out of a population of 16.5 million are members of national football federation KNVB.

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