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Broken bottles found in pre-school sandpit

Staff at a pre-school in Örebro arrived at work on Friday to find the premises covered in shards of glass. A number of broken bottles were found hidden beneath the surface in the children's sandpit.

“We have taken the decision to replace all the sand,” Benny Fägerstad from Örebro council told The Local.

Fägerstand estimates that around 20 bottles were broken on the pre-school grounds on the evening of the Feast of the Ascension, which is a public holiday in Sweden.

The children have been kept indoors ever since the discovery was made, according to childcare worker Vivian Legin.

“There was glass all over the yard. When I did some digging in the sandpit I found the sharp bases of what must have been 15 bottles,” she told Expressen.

Legin suspects that the broken bottles were placed in the sandpit intentionally, with the aim of causing injury to the children.

“Well, they didn’t just jump there of there own accord,” she said.

The Sagogården pre-school is located near a public barbecue area and staff are used to finding discarded items on the premises.

“Every Monday we worry about what we might find. It feels terrible,” said Legin.

The council has brought in a digger, a truck and an industrial vacuum cleaner to help clear away the debris.

“We need the vacuum cleaner for the grass area. It’s hard to find a lot of the glass there, particularly because most of it is green glass,” said Benny Fägerstad.

The work is expected to cost 10,000 kronor ($1,400). Fägerstad expects the children to be able to begin playing outside again on Thursday.

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Sweden Democrat politician charged for dismembering colleague

The former politician has been charged on suspicion of murdering his colleague in an apartment south of Stockholm, after police found body parts in three different locations in the capital.

Sweden Democrat politician charged for dismembering colleague

According to the prosecution, the body parts found in plastic bags in central Stockholm came from a man in his 60s murdered in an apartment in Nyköping, south of Stockholm.

The man is said to have been killed by a pistol shot to the head, after which the 60-year-old charged with the murder dismembered the body.

The suspected murderer, who newspaper Expressen reports is a former Sweden Democrat politician, is said to have moved the body parts multiple times, eventually dumping them across the city.

In total, three body parts were found in two different locations – the Karlsberg canal and in the Djurgården park. Not all parts of the body have yet been found.

“We’ve carried out a comprehensive investigation into the victim and the suspect. We can, to some extent, show how and when the suspect moved the body parts,” prosecutor Marina Chirakova told TT.

The victim, who according to Expressen was also a former Sweden Democrat politician, had been friends with the suspected murderer for a number of years. Prosecutors did not comment on the motive behind the murder.

“That will be discussed in the main hearings,” she told TT.

The suspect was taken into custody in November last year after being arrested in Nyköping. He denies the charges, but accepts certain circumstances related to the case.

Upon his arrest, he resigned from his political obligations and his membership was frozen by the Sweden Democrats.

“I don’t want to comment on his stance on the charges or anything he has said,” she further told TT.

The murder is suspected to have taken place between August 30th and September 16th last year.

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