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Gothenburg police hunt mystery snipper

Gothenburg police are hunting for a mystery man who is suspected of cutting the hair of unsuspecting female passengers aboard the city's buses.

At least three woman have reported being subjected to the mysterious man’s unwanted attention.

My Ander was one of the two women riding on bus route 60 when she was given an impromptu short back and sides by the man.

“I panicked, I jumped off the bus and ran home to my boyfriend,” she told local newspaper GT.

Ander reported the matter to the police who confirmed that they have two further reports of attacks by the man, who is being sought on suspicion of molestation.

“We have got in two reports today and the attacks have occurred on the number 60 bus. I have never been involved in anything like this before,” Jan Larsson at Gothenburg police told GT.se.

Police report that the man is around 30-years-old with short, fair hair and was wearing a dark jacket and may have been carrying a pair of scissors or a knife. He got off the bus at Barnhusgatan.

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Swedish police remove sculpture mistaken for suicide victim

Police on the island of Gotland removed a public sculpture from the Galgberget nature reserve near Visby on the grounds that it is just too creepy.

Swedish police remove sculpture mistaken for suicide victim
The gallows at Galgeberget. Photo: Artifex/WikiCommons
According to local news site Hela Gotland, someone was out for a stroll on Galgeberget (the Gallows Hill) on Wednesday when they saw what they thought was a body hanging after a suicide. Local police were contacted but when they went to investigate they instead found a sculpture by artist Jessica Lundeberg. 
 
The artwork, entitled ‘The Watcher in the Woods’, is a partially transparent plate sculpture that looks like a spooky little girl. 
 
 
Despite discovering that the suspected suicide victim was actually artwork, police determined that Lundeberg’s piece could scare others and thus took the sculpture down. 
 
“It was decided that if it were to remain, more people would likely be frightened in the same way,” Gotland police spokesman Ayman Aboulaich told Radio P4 Gotland. 
 
Lundeberg told Hela Gotland that the sculpture has been at Galgeberget since a public art project last summer and that this was the first time it had caused any concern. She said ‘The Watcher in the Woods’ was the only piece that was allowed to remain after the end of the project. But now it is there no more. 
 
 
Lundeberg has taken the sculpture back to her studio. While she hopes it will eventually return to Galgeberget, the artist told Hela Gotland it seems unlikely.  
 
She said that the sculpture was damaged by police. 
 
“It was ragged, dismantled and broken. I was horrified when I saw it,” she said. 
 
Police have reportedly promised to pay any necessary repair costs.
 
Although the person who reported the sculpture to the police has not spoken with the media, their jump to conclusions could perhaps be attributed to the nature reserve’s macabre history. Galgeberget is still home to gallows that were used to hang criminals for centuries. The last execution to be held at the site was in 1845, according to Hela Gotland
 
 
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