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Dutch Police Investigating ‘Murder Victim’ Realise It’s Actually A Snowman

by : Saman Javed on :
Dutch Police Investigating 'Murder Victim' Realise It's Actually A SnowmanPolitie Amsterdam

In what will probably go down as the shortest murder investigation in history, police in Amsterdam discovered the dead victim they had stumbled across was actually a snowman.

Officers had approached what they believed to be a body lying on the floor while on patrol in the city’s Oosterpark area.

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As they got closer to the body, they realised it was, in fact, a snowman that had been built lying on the floor with its arms and legs spread.

Politie Amsterdam

‘On Tuesday evening, officers in a car were patrolling through the Oosterpark, until they suddenly saw a person lying lifeless on the ground in the distance,’ Amsterdam police wrote on Facebook.

‘A victim of a crime? Did someone get unwell? After our colleagues approached the ‘body’ they saw that police tape or an ambulance would not be needed. It was actually a handsome piece of ‘snow art’, including a carrot nose! At least the colleagues could laugh a lot about it,’ it added.

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This week, the Netherlands issued its first nationwide ‘code red’ alert in nine years, as heavy snow and strong winds continue to engulf the country.

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The warning comes as eight inches of snow and icy winds of up to 56 miles an hour were expected this week

As a result, all Dutch coronavirus facilities were closed on Sunday, February 7, and train services were cut to minimum service.

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Amsterdam’s city council also closed all canal locks in the hope that ice skating, a well-loved winter activity in the Netherlands, might be possible during the week.

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