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Woman reports group rape

A woman called the police on Wednesday morning to report that she had been the victim of a group rape in Södertälje during the night.

The woman, born in 1963, told police that she had accepted a lift in an unlicensed taxi.

“After a while she found herself in an apartment where there were a number of men present. It is also in this apartment that she claims to have been raped,” police spokesman Johan Allard told news agency TT.

According to police, there are reported to have been four or five men in the apartment.

Following her ordeal the woman was taken to a rape crisis centre at Stockholm South General Hospital (Södersjukhuset) where the extent of her injuries is not yet known.

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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.” 

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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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