'Our worst nightmare': Shooting of Dutch journalist shows grip of international gangs

Europe Letter: Peter R de Vries shooting linked to global web of crime that includes Kinahans

People leave flowers, candles and messages of support to Peter R de Vries in the centre of Amsterdam. Photograph: Koen van Weel/EPA

People leave flowers, candles and messages of support to Peter R de Vries in the centre of Amsterdam. Photograph: Koen van Weel/EPA

For the family of Dutch crime journalist Peter R de Vries, the news that he had been shot in the head on an Amsterdam street shortly after leaving a television studio was the realisation of something they had long feared.

“Yesterday our worst nightmare became reality,” his son Royce wrote in a public message.

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