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Police fear renewed biker violence

Police have expressed concerns that a violent confrontation between Sweden's international biker gangs may be just around the corner as a third club threatens to undermine the dominance of the Hells Angels and Bandidos.

Since June, police have identified the emergence of seven new groups allied to the US-based Outlaws, Dagens Nyheter reports.

Going under the name Loyalty BFL Sweden, branches have been set up during the summer in Stockholm, Malmö, Skurup, Växjö, Tranås, Njuv and Sjöbo.

The group is reported to consist of around fifty members between the ages of 20 and 35. A numer of members have previous convictions for offences such as murder and assault. Many also have connections to extreme right-wing organizations.

One former member of the Outlaws is in no doubt that Loyalty BFL Sweden is a front group for the larger organization.

“My interpretation is that the leadership wants to pick a fight with the Hells Angels and Bandidos and hopes that Loyalty BLF will do the job,” he told Dagens Nyheter.

There have already been signs that the more well-established gangs are less than happy with recent developments. In June, for example, two men with ties to the Outlaws were stabbed by Bandidos members in Norrtälje.

“We can be sure of one thing: the Outlaws’ expansion has irked both the Bandidos and Hells Angels,” police spokesman Thord Modin told Dagens Nyheter.

“There is a risk that we will see more violence between the organizations,” he added.

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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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