Violent night in Stockholm

A spate of violent crimes was reported on Monday night in Stockholm. Two stabbings and a serious assault occurred as Sweden prepared for the Eve of Epiphany holiday.

A woman was found by police at 3am on Tuesday stabbed at a restaurant in the historic Gamla Stan district. She was rushed to South Stockholm General Hospital for treatment and her condition on Tuesday morning was unknown. No suspects had been detained by 11am on Tuesday.

A further stabbing occurred on Hornsgatan on Södermalm when a man was attacked and left with minor knife wounds at around the same time of the morning. One man has been detained on suspicion of assault.

Near Kornhamnstorg in Gamla Stan a further two men suffered a serious assault; one was beaten unconscious and another sustained a fractured rib. Both men were taken to hospital for treatment. Police later classified their injuries as minor.

Four young men were stopped in their car near the scene of the assault. Three were arrested and the other was taken in for questioning. The arrested trio are suspected of aggravated assault. According to Södermalm police several of the men have prior convictions.