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Man killed in post-Christmas party attack

Published: 17 Dec 2011 09:55 GMT+01:00
Updated: 17 Dec 2011 09:55 GMT+01:00

No suspect has been arrested for the murder.

"The three men were on Carlavägen late Friday night, where witnesses say they were attacked, beaten and kicked," said Göran Lekander, police officer on duty, to news agency TT.

"Witnesses tell us the violence was unprovoked. Several kicks were dealt when the man was lying down on the street. But nothing indicates that any weapons were used."

At least two, and perhaps as many as four or five assailants attacked the trio, witnesses said.

The 44 year-old suffered the worst injuries, and when the ambulance showed up he is said to have been breathing faintly, but in very poor shape.

Paramedics worked to save the man's life during the ride to the hospital, but shortly after arriving to Falu hospital the man was declared dead by doctors.

One of the other two men attacked is being treated at Ludvika hospital, for minor skull injuries. The third fled his attackers, and the police have been unable to reach him.

Many witnesses have been heard, and parts of Carlavägen, the street on which the attack occurred, have been cordoned off.

"Now we're going to go through the information, and work with internal investigations," said Göran Lekander.

The attacks have been classified as one case of murder, and two of assault, according to newspaper Aftonbladet.

TT/The Local/cg (news@thelocal.se)

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16:32 December 17, 2011 by J Jack
Oh, Charming, this is a brutal murder in a public place! Unprovoked? Suggests that the murderers are pre-conditioned to have no regard for the value on a humans life. What does that tell us? They are used to death so not original Swedes?
16:54 December 17, 2011 by shard
Charming Breivikesque comments, jack-ass.

Seems today there was another incident in Ludvika where someone was shot in the chest after midnight. Perhaps the person that fled the scene of the attack where his friend was killed decided to get a little revenge. So maybe the assailants were known to the three? Not all quite as it seems, perhaps.

What is exactly as it seems however are your paranoid and poisonous racist rantings.
17:35 December 17, 2011 by E.N.T.W.I.N.E.D
Did they steel anything from the victims ??

Fy! I hope you can work so hard and bring them to justice and put the maximum punishment !
11:15 December 19, 2011 by Puffin
The man involved handed himself into the police
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