4th footballer held for attack

2012-12-07 19:28
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The Hague - Dutch police have arrested a fourth young footballer suspected of involvement in a brutal beating that left a volunteer linesman dead after a youth match last weekend.

Prosecutor Brigit Haan says police arrested a 16-year-old boy on Thursday night on suspicion of involvement in the attack.

The latest arrest comes on the eve of a weekend in which all amateur matches have been cancelled nationwide as a mark of respect for 41-year-old Richard Nieuwenhuizen, who was assaulted on Sunday after officiating a match his son was playing in between Almere club Buitenboys and Nieuw Sloten of Amsterdam.

 He died a day later with his family surrounding his hospital bed.

Three other Nieuw Sloten players were arrested on Monday and are being held on suspicion of manslaughter, assault and public violence.

- SAPA
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