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Police hunt attacker after brutal car jacking

Police on Monday were busy looking for an attacker who assaulted a man with a wrench before making off with his car outside of Norrköping in eastern Sweden.

The 48-year-old man was busy scraping off the night’s frost from his red Citröen in Kimstad outside of Norrköping at 7am on Monday morning when he was surprised by a wrench-wielding attacker who then made off with his car, according to Norrköping police.

The man was able to seek help from a neighbour who called the police and emergency services. He was rushed to hospital in an ambulance and it was later confirmed that although his injuries were minor he will remain under observation overnight.

Police have connected the attack to several other car thefts in the area on Sunday night as a well as a fire in a holiday house. A Chevrolet stolen from a location near the burned down house was seen in the vicinity of Kimstad near the time of the brutal car jacking.

EXPLOSION

Swedish bomb experts secure shops after overnight explosion

Bomb disposal experts from Sweden's Nationella bombskyddet were called in to secure a number of stores in a building in Norrköping after an explosion in the early hours of Sunday.

Swedish bomb experts secure shops after overnight explosion
Photo: Niklas Luks/TT

Police barriers remained in place in the area on Sunday but were not expected to affect traffic significantly and have since been lifted, with examination of the location completed.

An explosion at the site was reported to police at 4:23am on Sunday, a spokesperson told TT.

“There were a lot of telephone calls to (emergency services) informing us that several people had heard a powerful explosion in central parts of Norrköping,” senior police officer Torbjörn Lindqvist said on Sunday morning.

The explosion is reported to have occurred in a building with several shops, as well as apartments on upper floors.

No information has been given in relation whether damage occurred to any property other than the shop where the explosion occurred.

It is currently unclear what exploded or what caused the blast.

The incident is currently being treated as destruction causing public endangerment (allmänfarlig ödeläggelse).

Nobody is currently under suspicion in relation to the explosion.

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