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Police arrest one as Stockholm youths 'riot'

Published: 09 Aug 2011 12:59 GMT+02:00
Updated: 09 Aug 2011 12:59 GMT+02:00

Swedish police have confirmed that they arrested one person following clashes with a group of young people in a Stockholm suburb on Monday but played down a link to the riots rocking London.

Shortly before 9pm on Monday, a group of 20 to 30 young people broke a ticket booth window and emptied out a fire extinguisher at the Hässelby Gård metro station, in the west of the Swedish capital.

When police arrived, they threw rocks at their vehicles and later broke windows at the local police station, at a state-run liquor store and of several cars, police spokeswoman Diana Sundin told the TT news agency.

"It seems like a group of young people that had nothing to do. To say it was inspired by the London riots would be very far-fetched," she said.

The man arrested, in his 20s, was known to police.

Four others identified by security camera footage are now wanted by the police for questioning.

Suburbs of the British capital were hit by a third night of rioting Monday, while violence also broke out in Birmingham, Liverpool and Bristol.

Prime Minister David Cameron broke off his holiday and on Tuesday called a special parliament session to debate the riots.

The Swedish embassy in London has furthermore issued a statement warning Swedes in London and other cities with rioting to follow the events closely and avoid the affected areas.

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14:51 August 9, 2011 by StockholmSam
"Swedish police ... played down a link to the riots rocking London."

...but leave it to The Local to play up that link by spending half the article discussing the London riots.
15:23 August 9, 2011 by mamegoma
StockholmSam - Well said.
15:56 August 9, 2011 by J. L. Belmar
#1 14:51 August 9, 2011 by StockholmSam

Very, very well said.

The government us urging Swedes to be careful if they travel to London. I think they should also include Hässelby Gård RIGHT IN SWEDEN.
16:00 August 9, 2011 by occassional
As heavy handed a response as needed to these thugs. They understand no other language. Show no mercy for once. Let's see, maybe it works.
17:02 August 9, 2011 by J. L. Belmar
I do like parrots. They are quite colourful and occasionally funny, just occasionally.
17:15 August 9, 2011 by occassional
This parrot also bites. Occasionally...of course.
07:02 August 11, 2011 by Marc the Texan
What else other than the London riots would have inspired it? Something inspired it, so what is their answer?
12:30 August 11, 2011 by jacquelinee
yawn......get a little creative there is Stockholm. Boring. Just follow suit and never use your ´brain. Like J.L. and occassional so aptly put it...Parrots. " Polly want a looting BWACK!"
14:24 August 11, 2011 by nolikegohome
this will also pass be patient
20:42 August 11, 2011 by Icarusty
Nice to know Britain are exporting something
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