Disabled woman gang raped for a day

A 25-year old woman mentally handicapped woman was held locked in a Stockholm apartment for a day and raped by a number of men.

At 1am on Friday she managed to alert someone she knew, who in turn alerted the police, who rescued her from the apartment in Akalla, a suburb in the north-west of the capital. She was then taken to hospital.

According to information given to the police, the woman was tricked into going to the apartment. A man in his fifties has been arrested.

“He returned to the apartment while we were there. He is suspected of abduction and rape,” said Henrik Göransson of Stockholm Police. Police say they do not yet know how many other men were involved.

TT/The Local


Armed police evacuate and search Malmö’s Emporia shopping mall

Armed police are searching Malmö's Emporia shopping mall and are evacuating all shoppers and retail staff, Sweden's state broadcaster SVT has reported.

Armed police evacuate and search Malmö's Emporia shopping mall

“We got a message that everyone had to evacuate immediately, so everyone started to run, including me,” a witness told SVT. 

Filip Annas, a spokesperson for the Malmö police said that the operation had been launched after a member of the public reported seeing a person with a “weapon-like object” at the entrance of the mall. 

“We have found a person who matches the description but have not found a weapon,” he said. “We are continuing to search thoughout Emporia and will hopefully complete the operation shortly.” 

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