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Two dead in Stockholm car fire

Two people died when a car caught fire in Bagarmossen in south Stockholm early on Wednesday morning. Emergency services confirmed that the two victims were stuck inside the burning vehicle. Police are now looking for witnesses.

Fire services are currently working to clear the garage where the car was parked.

At 7 a.m. police were able to confirm that the fire had been put out. Emergency services were initially called in at 6.27 a.m.

There were no registration plates on the car, according to police.

“We will have to wait for the technical analysis to find out why that is. What we are now interested in is finding out if anybody has seen anything. We have started knocking on doors in the area,” said police spokeswoman Towe Hägg.

The car is completely burned out. Police say that the cause of the fire is still a mystery.

“We have received information from residents who heard noise and saw some individuals in the garage by the car. But so far we have not heard anything to help us solve this,” said spokesman Johan Stegius.

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Attacker ‘severely disturbed’ during stabbing at Swedish political festival

Theodor Engström, the 33-year-old man who stabbed psychiatrist Ing-Marie Wieselgren to death at the Almedalen political festival in July, was seriously psychiatrically disturbed at the time of his attack, forensic psychiatrists have ruled.

Attacker 'severely disturbed' during stabbing at Swedish political festival

According to the Hela Gotland newspaper the Swedish National Board of Forensic Medicine has ruled that the man was so disturbed at the time of his attack he had lost the ability to understand the consequences of his actions, and has as a result recommended that he be given psychiatric treatment rather than a prison term.

The agency said that Engström had still been disturbed at the time he was given psychiatric assessment, and warned that there was a risk that Engström would commit further criminal acts. 

“This is a question which has relevance at a future stage,” said prosecutor Henrik Olin. “It means he cannot be sentenced to jail, but will instead receive psychiatric care. But it is not going to change how the investigation is carried out.” 

READ ALSO: What do we know about the Almedalen knife attack?

Engström stabbed Wieselgren, who worked as psychiatric coordinator for the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, as she was on the way to take part on a discussion at the Almedalen political festival. She died in hospital later that day. 

Engström has admitted to carrying out the attack, telling police that he intended to make a protest against the state of psychiatric healthcare in Sweden. 

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