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No arrests as police hunt for gang rape suspects

No arrests as police hunt for gang rape suspects

Published: 15 Jan 2013 07:04 GMT+01:00
Updated: 15 Jan 2013 07:04 GMT+01:00

No arrests have yet been made and police continue their investigation following the suspected gang rape on Sunday of a 22-year-old woman near the Sundbyberg train station in Stockholm.

The victim told police she was attacked and raped by five men in the early hours of Sunday morning as she was walking home from the train station.

Following the attack, the woman called a friend who in turn alerted police.

While no arrests have been made in the case, police have secured forensic evidence which is currently being analyzed

According to the Expressen newspaper, the evidence consists of a used condom recovered near the scene of the suspected attack, although police have refused to confirm the nature of the evidence.

"All I can say regarding the securing of evidence is that we've secured evidence but I can't say what it is. It might be a condom and it might not be a condom," Martin Sjölie of the western district police told the newspaper.

Police are also reviewing security camera footage from the train station and nearby cash machines in hopes of gaining more leads in the case.

The victim was interviewed by police at the weekend and was able to provide a description of her attackers. Police also conducted a number of interviews with area residents.

"All I can say is that there are five assailants. As far as I know we don't have any suspected assailants; no one has been detained, no warrants have been issued," Sjölie told Expressen.

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Your comments about this article

15:47 January 15, 2013 by TG22
"All I can say is that there are five assailants"

Is that it? nothing more significant? Really?
21:20 January 15, 2013 by wxman
I'm sure they were your average tall blonde blue-eyed Swedes. Remember, you as a government official may not always reap what you sew, but some innocent citizen will.
23:29 January 15, 2013 by Kamv
Justice comes to everyone!!. They will get theres one way or another.
06:40 January 16, 2013 by smilingjack
nasty.very nasty. I think you will find it may be cultural as others have hinted at but ALL religions depower women. If you can get rid of religion in society we will go a long way to empowering women.

In australia there are new laws about to be passed where religious groups can legally discriminate against "sinners" but you are not allowed to discriminate against religious people for example - for being mentally unbalanced and believing women should be raped, she deserved what she got for wearing "those" clothes, gays should be killed and the world was created by an old bearded man clapping his hands together. they are the traits of upstanding citizens according to australian law.

however being an unmarried woman or a single mother, gay, disapproving of religion, dressing as you please is just not acceptable. Its absurd on a huge level and another good reason to stay away from australia.
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