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Newlywed dies after suspicious Malmö fall

A 28-year-old woman died after falling out of a third-floor window of a building in Malmö on Sunday. Police have not ruled out the possibility of foul play.

Newlywed dies after suspicious Malmö fall

Police received an alert that the women had fallen out of a window at around 6pm. She was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, but was unable to be resuscitated.

Police technicians have examined the apartment but have not found anything to indicate there had been an altercation.

“The technical investigation didn’t tell us too much about what happened,” Bo Paulsson of the Malmö police told TT.

Although there were no witnesses to the incident itself, the case is being treated as a homicide or manslaughter. During the night, a 32-year-old man was reported to be heard arguing with the woman inside the apartment. He was released after questioning, but has not been ruled out as a suspect, according to Paulsson.

Aftonbladet newspaper reports that the woman and the 32-year-old man, who has lived in the apartment for several years according to neighbours, were newlyweds and that she had only been in Sweden for a few days.

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HEALTH

Swedish opposition proposes ‘rapid tests for ADHD’ to cut gang crime

The Moderate Party in Stockholm has called for children in so called "vulnerable areas" to be given rapid tests for ADHD to increase treatment and cut gang crime.

Swedish opposition proposes 'rapid tests for ADHD' to cut gang crime

In a press release, the party proposed that treating more children in troubled city areas would help prevent gang crime, given that “people with ADHD diagnoses are “significantly over-represented in the country’s jails”. 

The idea is that children in so-called “vulnerable areas”, which in Sweden normally have a high majority of first and second-generation generation immigrants, will be given “simpler, voluntary tests”, which would screen for ADHD, with those suspected of having the neuropsychiatric disorder then put forward for proper evaluations to be given by a child psychiatrist. 

“The quicker you can put in place measures, the better the outcomes,” says Irene Svenonius, the party’s leader in the municipality, of ADHD treatment, claiming that children in Sweden with an immigrant background were less likely to be medicated for ADHD than other children in Sweden. 

In the press release, the party said that there were “significant differences in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD within Stockholm country”, with Swedish-born children receiving diagnosis and treatment to a higher extent, and with ADHD “with the greatest probability” underdiagnosed in vulnerable areas. 

At a press conference, the party’s justice spokesman Johan Forsell, said that identifying children with ADHD in this areas would help fight gang crime. 

“We need to find these children, and that is going to help prevent crime,” he said. 

Sweden’s climate minister Annika Strandhäll accused the Moderates of wanting to “medicate away criminality”. 

Lotta Häyrynen, editor of the trade union-backed comment site Nya Mitten, pointed out that the Moderates’s claim to want to help children with neuropsychiatric diagnoses in vulnerable areas would be more credible if they had not closed down seven child and youth psychiatry units. 

The Moderate Party MP and debater Hanif Bali complained about the opposition from left-wing commentators and politicians.

“My spontaneous guess would have been that the Left would have thought it was enormously unjust that three times so many immigrant children are not getting a diagnosis or treatment compared to pure-Swedish children,” he said. “Their hate for the Right is stronger than their care for the children. 

Swedish vocab: brottsförebyggande – preventative of crime 

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