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Man charged for running down refugee boy

Published: 05 Jun 2012 10:17 GMT+02:00
Updated: 05 Jun 2012 10:17 GMT+02:00

A 25-year-old man from southern Sweden has been formally charged with reckless driving after running down a refugee boy with his pickup truck.

The boy, who was walking with a group of five people, was on his way to play pool at a recreation centre in Höör, southern Sweden, wrote the Skånskan newspaper.

A 25-year-old who saw the group drove directly toward them in his vehicle, knocking the boy backwards and damaging his leg.

The boy, who is now 18, told police later that he thought he would be hit again by the car and fearing for his life, he hid behind a container.

According to the paper, the boy comes from a country that is at war and the incident left him “paralyzed with fear”.

In a photo line-up at police headquarters, the victim allegedly identified the attacker immediately and without doubt.

The man denies the charges.

The incident, which occurred in late July last year, took place in a school’s parking lot. It is alleged that the man drove his car off the road and along a path in the grass, chasing the group of boys, wrote Skånskan.

It has come to light that the charged man has been in several conflicts with youth with foreign backgrounds before.

He told police of a previous incident in a park in the area where three “foreign boys” were yelling and shrieking, and how he told them off, which led to a “minor fight”, wrote the paper.

The 25-year-old claimed that they day after, the group of refugees kicked at the door of his car and jumped on the bonnet.

The 18-year-old, who claims the driver is racist, told police that he had never seen the 25-year-old before, but that he now thinks the man belongs in prison.

Witness accounts suggest it was clear that the man was driving at the boys with intent to hit them, and prosecutor Tommy Clevenhult has two witnesses who will testify in court, wrote the paper.

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11:24 June 5, 2012 by gpafledthis
Comment removed by The Local for breach of our terms.
11:33 June 5, 2012 by NyDag
Somehow I don't believe he would waste gas trying to run them over for nothing. I believe him when he said they were vandalising his car. Then again, what else is new?
11:55 June 5, 2012 by Migga
Who calls a 18 year old man a boy?

The "boy" has never meet the driver but he knows for sure that he is a racist? It seems there is more behind this story then what is know here. Apperently the driver has a history with some of the "boys".

Let the witnesses be heard and if they saw what is being claimed then the driver should be put in jail.
12:15 June 5, 2012 by awash
here we go the bigoted haters on the loose defending their next of kin; it doesn't matter what kind of alleged crime s/he committed, as long as it's against immigrants/refugees. you'd been nowhere to comment during the alleged serial killer's court hearings reports.
12:30 June 5, 2012 by Angusthefirst
Amazing the bigots here on the local. gpafledthis, you are a disgrace. Not funny.

I thought after one of your ilk with the same views, Breivik, was locked up and shown to the world as having a twisted way of looking at immigrants and multiculturalism, the bigots here on the local would get back in their box and quieten down. I believe Breivik himself would have posted here in the past as his views are no different to what we see daily on The Local.

You racists on here are a disgrace and I worry that you are out there in the community. Maybe it is Breivik himself posting??
12:54 June 5, 2012 by lilsocks
Interesting (not) comments already here, the nuthugging left wing claiming anyone that doesn't agree with them is either a racist or a bigot (or both), how original and intellectually broadminded of you all! Real keyboard warriors with the 'highest' of morals eh! NO ONE here knows the true story so it is impossible to cast any judgement.

Oh and in particular to Angusthefirst, multiculturalism does NOT work. The whole concept is flawed and the immigrants (I am one myself) do not generally merge with the society they have moved to, instead they create their own mini versions of the country they have come from. Some (like me) try to fit in as best we can, MOST however, do not.
13:12 June 5, 2012 by rami_20
@lilsocks

You're white arent you!?
13:27 June 5, 2012 by Svensksmith
And what difference would that make to a non-bigoted, open-minded person like yourself, rami?
13:59 June 5, 2012 by gpafledthis
I got censored !!!
15:26 June 5, 2012 by foxpur
@gpafledthis, Yep, apparently so.

I remind you (and anyone who actually cares) that there ARE rules we all agreed to if you want to post a comment. If you chose not to read them you have no one to blame but you, if you DID read them you knowing broke the rules. Basically, they can decide what they don't like and censore it.
15:44 June 5, 2012 by Rishonim
The driver intended to kill hence he should be sent to prison for a long time. It is incredibly flabbergasting to see how many people are ready to defend a criminal simple because the victims are immigrants. How disgusting is that!
16:21 June 5, 2012 by strixy
@Angusthefirst,

If Breivik somehow represents all the people who arew opposed to mass immigration, then surely Islamic terrorists are representative of all Muslims, yes? :P
17:14 June 5, 2012 by ameribrit
The interesting thing in this story for me is that he is charged with reckless driving. If he did do what is reported then how can using a car purposefully as a deadly weapon simply be reckless?

Rami! Can you guess what color I am.

Lilsocks. Multiculturalism does indeed work! Maybe not for everyone in society but then, nothing works for everyone, except all ending up dead I suppose....Sorry ! just having a Jack Handey moment there.
18:19 June 5, 2012 by Tarc the Mexan
Obviously the pickup driver is a Sverigedemokrat.
20:04 June 5, 2012 by Dazzler
#14...and quite obviously, your a moron. Hey, see what happened there? Moron.
20:08 June 5, 2012 by johan rebel
"The driver intended to kill"

How do you know that? Are you the driver?
20:11 June 5, 2012 by AW_S
Why Swedish government hates Swedish people?
21:23 June 5, 2012 by Tarc the Mexan
#15: seems like I touched a nerve there. You're obviously a Sverigedemokrat as well, give your level of intelligence.

#17: why can't you form proper sentences?
02:33 June 6, 2012 by TheWatchman
That's cruel if it is true that he intended to run him down. In either case, even if the victim was not a refugee from Arabia, the person should go to jail for running someone over.
07:07 June 6, 2012 by Da Goat
Multiculturalism does indeed work! but only if they all share a common religion (which has to be Christianity) other wise Multiculturalism is an abysmal failure!

Multiculturalism does not work for Catholics, Muslims or any eastern religion as they do tend to fight and be bigoted! Funny that! and it does not work for either side of politics either.... weird really.... makes one think eh?
23:56 June 7, 2012 by Uncle
Tarc the Mexan

"Obviously the pickup driver is a Sverigedemokrat. "

"The 25-year-old claimed that they day after, the group of refugees kicked at the door of his car and jumped on the bonnet."

Hmmm. A bunch of 18 years old "boys" kicking one's car and engaging him in a fight. Obviously they all are future suicide bombers eh, Tarc?

How about the simple fact that the same guy would run over a the same person, if that person would be a swede behaving in the same manner? It is just that the swedes rarely behave in the manner of wild gorillas on speed.

I happen to remember that not so long ago a guy shot down two swedish "boys", who were a part of a gang that terrorized his family for years. Was he also an SD member?
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