• Sweden edition
 

Driver tries to run down refugee kids twice

Published: 12 Sep 2012 08:30 GMT+02:00
Updated: 12 Sep 2012 08:30 GMT+02:00

Both incidents took place out the front of Solglimten, a refugee care facility in Älvdalen for children and youths, arriving to Sweden alone.

“Now it’s happened on two occasions. So we’ve now reported the incidents to the police,” said Mathias Jones, head of the facility, to the Dalarnas Tidning newspaper.

Both the car and the driver are known, according to the paper.

“We know that people are giving looks and pointing fingers, but there’s not much we can do. But now a car has driven at full speed at our youths twice, so it’s clearly more serious.”

The most recent attempted attack occurred a week ago

“We have really pleasant youths and it’s unacceptable that they should experience being threatened or needing to be saved,” Jones said.

To combat the problems, both Jones and a fellow programme coordinator intend to visit various schools and workplaces in the area to discuss the situation.

“Hopefully the knowledge will create a better understanding for the young people’s situation and our work,” Jones told the paper.

Älvdalen has an agreement with the Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket) to accept ten unaccompanied refugee children and youths, in a programme that is reimbursed by the board.

TT/The Local/og

twitter.com/thelocalsweden

The Local (news@thelocal.se)

Your comments about this article

09:31 September 12, 2012 by johan rebel
Refugee children? Come again?

The vast majority of these so-called "children" are adults and economic migrants, not refuguees. To believe anything else it is not enough to be blue-eyed, you have to be completely blind. Unless you are a professional Swedish journalist of course, they will pretend to believe anything if it suits their (political) agenda. The nutcase who stitched his lips together, supposedly age 15, is a perfect example.

I'm not suggesting it is OK to run over adult economic migrants, but it is time the Swedish press gets the facts right.
09:32 September 12, 2012 by byke
So attempted murder the first time didn't warrant a reason to report this to the police?
11:45 September 12, 2012 by Cephalectomy
#1 whatever they are, they are in the end humans, no one should run them over.
13:01 September 12, 2012 by byke
@johan rebel

yet another claim which has absolutely no proof.

Freud would have based that comment as part sexual insecurity.
13:46 September 12, 2012 by RICHARDBARCLAY
"...... forcing local authorities to report the incidents to police." So the first go is free then? Thank God the driver hasn't killed anyone. The authorities don't seem too bothered.
15:02 September 12, 2012 by foxpur
hmmm... is it just me that this reads horribly wrong...

"We have really pleasant youths and it's unacceptable that they should experience being threatened or needing to be saved,"

Sooo, if they were unruly youths they SHOULD be theatened and shouldn't be saved? Sounds kinda brutal for a school.
15:47 September 12, 2012 by ironman294
"Both the car and the driver are known, according to the paper."

So why no arrests or questioning of the suspect?

Amazing!!.

Much like the doctor and nurse who take a lunch break because they are hungry during surgery for a patient who then dies, but they will sure get a stern warning and a finger shake.
17:45 September 12, 2012 by Tiny Red Ant
Refugee children? Children refugee's do exist. One of the most iconic pictures of the last century shows an example children in war torn countries.

Hopefully, the information about "both the car and driver" have been passed to the police.
18:40 September 12, 2012 by Svensksmith
Quick little buggers...
21:05 September 12, 2012 by Gustav Jung
About a third of the above comments have a distinct racist tone - where are you going Sweden? You have 1940's Germany as an example - there is no excuse for this sort of right wing rubbish.
02:34 September 13, 2012 by entry
Is this a case of a really bad driver or very fast kids?
03:21 September 13, 2012 by Ian C. Purdie - Sydney
The reporter on this story saw no reason to pick up the telephone to get a quotable response from the police? What action [if any] they were taking?
21:13 September 13, 2012 by ironman294
To Gustav Jung, why is racism a right wing view? The biggest racists I meet in America and always Left wing or Liberal Democrats. I mean really Sweden is a very left-wing socialist country. Think about it.

When I was in Washington DC and happened upon a Tea Party Rally, it was young and old, 65% white, but the remaining 35% black, hispanic and asian and equal parts womena and women. Yet the counter group was Exclusively Angry Hairy DIrty Hippie looking Whites who were threatening to beat the Tea Party people. Why one liberal guy had to be held back from punching a woman and his buddies rather than saying "it's never right to hit a woman," instead said "It's not worth it!" Amazing no?
23:08 October 3, 2012 by B.olesen
13:01 September 12, 2012 by byke

there is SO MUCH proof you raving loon. Norway instituted dental exams for 'unaccompanied minors' who show up there, and their flow dropped over 90%. Why hasn't Sweden instituted such exams? A man in Britain claiming to be 16 (and looked 40) turned out to have 3 kids, etc., etc. One of the defendants at the refugee house where that woman was gang raped by at least 8 men, was here as an unaccompanied minor aged 15, was then proven to be 24 or 25 years old.

Grow up. These aren't even economic immigrants, these are the prized sons of Afghani families who pay a lot of money to smuggle them up here.

@ironman294 = Obama and Eric 'my people' Holder, along with beloved Reverend Wright are prime examples of extreme racism. Racism is NOT a right wing ideology, and racism, sexism & anti-christianity views are viciously assaulted upon Swedes by non swedes, but sorry Swedes, you don't count because the money doesn't flow that way. Your leaders don't care if your daughter is raped and murdered by illiterate immigrants who never should have been here in the first place. Be TOLERANT you are told. Be tolerant to their intolerance, meet their violence with cowardice, and respond to their verbal hatred with silence. It worked for Indonesia, Persia, Egypt, Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, etc., right? Ask the jews and christians living there. Are there any left?
Today's headlines
National
King Carl XVI Gustaf opens parliament
King Carl XVI Gustaf arriving on Tuesday afternoon. Photo: TT

King Carl XVI Gustaf opens parliament

BREAKING: Sweden's post-election parliament is meeting for the first time following a fanfare opening from King Carl XVI Gustaf. READ  

Opinion
Should Sweden's school age be raised?
A high school in Stockholm. Photo: TT

Should Sweden's school age be raised?

After the new coalition announced plans to extend Sweden's compulsory schooling until the age of 18, The Local asked two Swedes at high school if they agreed with the idea. READ  

International
Sweden slammed for ecological footprint
Sweden should increase its renewable energy according to WWF. Photo:TT

Sweden slammed for ecological footprint

Sweden is among the world's top ten polluters according to one of the largest scientific studies looking at the impact of humans on earth, produced by the WWF. READ  

Society
Swede's necklace found after 52 years in lake
Ing-Marie Olofsson whose necklace was found. Photo: Private

Swede's necklace found after 52 years in lake

A 66-year-old Swedish woman got the surprise of her life when a fisherman returned the necklace she dropped in a lake at the age of 14. READ  

International
Apology for Swedish model's stolen photos
Malin Sahlén during a Top Model shoot. Photo: TV3/Nina Holma

Apology for Swedish model's stolen photos

A British newspaper has apologised after a freelance journalist stole a Sweden's Next Top Model contestant's photo and created a fake Twitter account used to trick a UK minister. READ  

Brand stories
Johanna N: beautiful jewellery with a story

Johanna N: beautiful jewellery with a story

Aged just 27 and already living off of her own designs, some may consider Johanna Nilsson lucky. But she doesn't believe in luck. She's the founder of a jewellery line blending sustainability, subtle style, and Scandinavian simplicity - and it's taking the world by storm. READ  

Sport
Heel injury sidelines Zlatan in Barcelona clash
Photo: AP

Heel injury sidelines Zlatan in Barcelona clash

Paris Saint-Germain star Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss Tuesday's Champions League clash with Barcelona at the Parc des Princes due to a nagging heel problem, the French club have confirmed. READ  

National
Stockholm patient tests negative after Ebola fears
The Infection Clinic at the Karolinska University Hospital in Huddinge. Photo: TT

Stockholm patient tests negative after Ebola fears

A patient in a Stockholm hospital who was suspected of having contracted the Ebola virus was given the all clear on Tuesday morning. READ  

Elections 2014
New coalition agrees on defence and migration
A Jas Gripen. Photo: TT

New coalition agrees on defence and migration

UPDATED: The Green Party has committed itself to expanding Sweden's defence force, while the Social Democrats have compromised on work permits for migrants. READ  

National
Fresh Ebola case investigated in Sweden
The patient is being treated at the Karolinska University Hospital. Photo: TT

Fresh Ebola case investigated in Sweden

Doctors in Stockholm are checking a patient suspected of having contracted the Ebola virus. READ  

RECEIVE OUR NEWSLETTER AND ALERTS
Fastighetsbyrån
Gallery
Property of the week: Botkyrka
Education
New government to make school compulsory to 18
Politics
Sweden Democrat wins Deputy Speaker spot
National
Swedish scientists sneak Bob Dylan lyrics into articles
Lifestyle
The five best Swedish songs of the month
Blog updates

28 September

Spoiled Doyle (Blogweiser) »

"What you gotta watch out for in Sweden is the good stuff. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re_EzUe6xpI In Sweden, it’s the good things you have to watch out for. Video on @TheLocalSweden http://t.co/rAb8eGFdTD pic.twitter.com/w37YYwMXy1 — Joel Sherwood (@joeldsherwood) September 29, 2014 " READ »

 

26 September

 (The Local Sweden) »

"Hi readers, Autumn swept into Sweden at the start of this week with snow in the north of the country and flooding in the south. As well as a change in the weather, Sweden’s change in political direction became clearer, with Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven formally announcing his party would work with the Greens as..." READ »

 
 
 
Gallery
People-watching: September 28th
National
When Italian style meets Swedish simplicity
Lifestyle
Review: Sweden's first alcohol-free nightclub
Gallery
In Pictures: The MS Estonia disaster
Lifestyle
Ten things expat women notice in Sweden
Politics
What's next on Sweden's political stage?
Gallery
Sweden's 2014 election: Most memorable moments
Society
What's on in Sweden
Gallery
People-watching: September 24th
Seaman Oliver Gee with his first lobster
Lifestyle
How to catch the first lobster of the year
Gallery
In Pictures: Fredrik Reinfeldt through the years.
Society
Plucked out of Canada for love and guitars
Politics
How Sweden Democrats went mainstream
Politics
Scandinavia and Scotland: closer links?
Sponsored Article
How to start a business in Stockholm
Society
Why is Stockholm's Södermalm so cool?
Politics
Sweden elections: Who's who?
Sponsored Article
Introducing… Insurance in Stockholm
Gallery
Princess Estelle through the years
Business & Money
Five golden rules for the Swedish job hunt
Latest news from The Local in Austria

More news from Austria at thelocal.at

Latest news from The Local in Switzerland

More news from Switzerland at thelocal.ch

Latest news from The Local in Germany

More news from Germany at thelocal.de

Latest news from The Local in Denmark

More news from Denmark at thelocal.dk

Latest news from The Local in Spain

More news from Spain at thelocal.es

Latest news from The Local in France

More news from France at thelocal.fr

Latest news from The Local in Italy

More news from Italy at thelocal.it

Latest news from The Local in Norway

More news from Norway at thelocal.no

877
jobs available
Swedish Down Town Consulting & Productions
Swedish Down Town Consulting & Productions is an innovative business company which provides valuable assistance with the Swedish Authorities, Swedish language practice and general communications. Call 073-100 47 81 or visit:
www.swedishdowntown.com
PSD Media
PSD Media is marketing company that offers innovative solutions for online retailers. We provide modern solutions that help increase traffic and raise conversion. Visit our site at:
http://psdmedia.se
If you want to drink, that’s your business.
If you want to stop, we can help.

Learn more about English-language Alcoholics Anonymous in Sweden. No dues. No fees. Confidentiality assured.
AA-EUROPE.ORG/SWEDEN