| 12.6°C Dublin

Tragic death Dutch crime reporter Peter R De Vries dies in hospital after being shot in Amsterdam

"Peter fought till the end but wasn't able to win this battle. He died surrounded by the people who loved him"

Close

Peter R. de Vries

Peter R. de Vries

Peter R. de Vries

Dutch crime reporter Peter R. De Vries has died after being shot last week, Dutch RTL news reported Thursday.

The attack last week on De Vries, 64, drew outrage across Europe.

De Vries was a celebrity in the Netherlands, as both a frequent commentator on television crime programs and an expert crime reporter with sources in both law enforcement and the underworld.

"Peter fought till the end but wasn't able to win this battle. He died surrounded by the people who loved him," his family said in a statement published by RTL, the network who employed De Vries as crimes reporter.

De Vries won an international Emmy Award in the current affairs category in 2008 for his work investigating the disappearance of teenager Natalee Holloway in Aruba in 2005.

Sunday World Newsletter

Sign up for the latest news and updates

This field is required This field is required

Download the Sunday World app

Now download the free app for all the latest Sunday World News, Crime, Irish Showbiz and Sport. Available on Apple and Android devices


Privacy