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Men arrested over Hisingen murder

Police have arrested two 25 year-old men on suspicion of involvement in the murder of a man found on a street in the Hisingen area of Gothenburg on Thursday.

The dead man’s body was found early on Thursay morning on Ångpannegatan, a street notorious for violent crime and the home of several criminal gangs. Police were unwilling to confirm reports that the body had been severely burned.

Two men suspected of harbouring a suspected criminal have been released.

Police confirmed that some of the suspects are known to be members of criminal gangs.

The two men have been remanded in custody, and a remand hearing will be held on Sunday. The men are suspected of murder, with an alternative charge of complicity to murder.

TT/Peter Vinthagen Simpson

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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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