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Man remanded in custody for killing wife

A man in his sixties has been remanded into custody on suspicion of the manslaughter of his wife.

The woman was found dead in the couple’s summer house in Norrtälje near Stockholm last weekend.

The man called the police and there were initially no suspicions of any foul play. But after conducting an autopsy on the body police have found cause to suspect the husband’s involvement, local newspaper Norrtelje Tidning reports.

“The body had a few too many injuries which require explanation,” inspector Jan-Erik Thölin at Norrtälje police told the newspaper.

Police were unwilling to specify the nature of the injuries found on the deceased woman’s body.

The man has since been taken in for questioning and the area around the summer house has been sealed off for a forensic examination.

On Monday the man was remanded into custody on suspicion of aggravated assault and manslaughter.

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Bluff bid for Swedish firm sparks market turmoil

An erroneous press release published on Friday indicating that Swedish firm Fingerprint Cards had been acquired by Samsung led to a sharp rise in the firm's stock and a criminal investigation once the mistake had been discovered.

Bluff bid for Swedish firm sparks market turmoil

“An investigation has shown that the company followed its routines and was subjected to a deliberate fraud attempt,” business wire service Cision, the firm responsible for publishing the press release, said in a statement on Friday.

Fingerprint Cards, a Gothenburg-based biometric technology firm, issued a denial on its homepage on Friday that it had been acquired by the Korean electronics giant.

“The news in today’s media that Fingerprint Cards AB has been acquired by Samsung is incorrect… What has happened will be reported to the police and to the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority,” the firm wrote.

The matter is now being handled by the Swedish Economic Crimes Authority (Ekobrottsmyndigheten) which has opened a preliminary investigation into aggravated fraud.

Trading in the company’s stock was halted as soon as the abnormal share fluctuations were detected on Friday morning and all trades completed between 10.17am and 10.34 have been nullified.

Fingerprint Cards’ stock has been one of the Stockholm exchange’s strongest performers since the turn of the year, having climbed over 320 percent since January 1st.

The latest Apple Iphone incorporates the firm’s fingerprint sensor.

All trades from 10.17am have also been nullified in sector colleague Precise Biometrics, which also climbed steeply on Friday.

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