THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Dutch police have arrested a fourth young soccer player 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 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 canceled nationwide as a mark of respect for 41-year-old Richard Nieuwenhuizen, who was assaulted 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 Monday and are being held on suspicion of manslaughter, assault and public violence.