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Infant taken from foster home

A ten-month-old baby was taken from a foster home outside of Eskilstuna in central Sweden on Wednesday afternoon.

“The biological father, mother, and grandmother went there, took the girl and took off,” said Sörmland police spokesperson Göran Risberg to the TT news agency.

No one was injured when the three took the baby around 2pm on Wednesday.

“There was no violence so no one got hurt and there weren’t any weapons, but the foster mother was home alone so there really wasn’t much she could do.”

Now police are looking for the baby and are hoping that residents in neighbouring areas can provide assistance in the matter.

“But we have no idea where they are,” said Risberg.

According to the Eskilstuna-Kuriren newspaper, the case has been classified as a serious case of arbitrary conduct with a child.

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ALMEDALEN 2022

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.” 

READ ALSO: What do we know about the Almedalen knife attack?

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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