The police and the Public Prosecution Service (OM) see no relationship between the fires that have recently raged in radio masts in the Netherlands. Also, no organized criminal connection has been found between the suspects, the Public Prosecution Service reports Wednesday after an investigation by the National Criminal Investigation Service.
In recent weeks, fire has raged in 29 cell towers spread across the Netherlands. The first incident dates from April 3. The police have determined that all these fires have been lit.
The fires have led to a lot of nuisance and damage, writes the Public Prosecution Service. Fire in a transmission tower can make the emergency number 112 less accessible in the region around the tower.
So far, six suspects have been arrested, partly due to tips from citizens. In all cases, it is investigated whether suspects were involved in more fires in cell towers. The Public Prosecution Service writes that no organized criminal connection has been found between these suspects.
The Public Prosecution Service is unable to make any further statements about the motives of the suspects. The National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism (NCTV) previously suspected that there are extremist protests against the arrival of the 5G network.
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