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Man jailed for attack following Facebook affair confession

A Swedish man who used a screwdriver to attack his wife’s lover after she revealed her infidelity on Facebook has been convicted of aggravated assault.

Man jailed for attack following Facebook affair confession

The affair came to the 28-year-old man’s attention in late July of this year after his mother saw a detailed account on her daughter-in-law’s Facebook page in which she admitted being unfaithful.

The mother then informed her son, who became so enraged that he drank himself into a stupor and headed over to his rival’s apartment in Malmö in southern Sweden.

When his wife’s lover refused to open the door, the alcohol-emboldened man smashed down the door and stabbed his rival 20 to 30 times with a screwdriver.

The 28-year-old then tried to push the other man through a window before fleeing the scene, leaving the screwdriver stuck in his wife’s lover’s back.

The scorned man said in court that he “was forced to get rid of the hate” and more or less confessed to the attack.

He was sentenced to one year in prison for aggravated assault, making illegal threats, and breaking and entering.

The 28-year-old was also ordered to pay 42,000 kronor ($6,000) to the victim of the assault, according to the City newspaper.

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Family’s Christmas video goes viral in Sweden

A video made by a Swedish family as a silly Christmas greeting for their friends has gone wildly viral on Facebook, receiving more than half a million views in just four days, not bad for a country of just nine million.

Family's Christmas video goes viral in Sweden
Björn Hansson is 'quite attention-seeking', according to his daughter My. Photo: Screen Grab

The video shows Björn Hansson, from Ljusdal, a small town in central Sweden,  prancing around the frozen Swedish countryside in a bunny suit pursued by his dog Yksi. 

 

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GOD JUL 2015

Dags för årets julhälsning från min far Björn Hansson! Speciellt tillägnad Maria Wållner, Ewa Almin Olsén, Malin Blomqvist och Sara Carlsson. Ladies, både nätstrumpor och mycket hud! Enyoy.

Posted by My Hansson on Wednesday, 23 December 2015

 
 
It was shot by Björn Hansson's daughter My. His wife Kickan Hansson and her friend Theresa Olsson acted as dog handlers.
 
“It's so funny to think that so many people have seen my Dad in a bunny outfit, and my Dad thinks it's very funny too,” My Hansson told The Local. “He is quite attention-seeking so he likes it. He's very hard to be around because he's very star struck by himself.” 
 
“It's completely idiotic, but great fun,” Björn Hansson from Ljusdal said in a separate interview with the Helahälsingland newspaper. 
 
The video was shot a few days before Christmas and shared on Facebook the day before Christmas Eve. 
 
My Hansson told The Local that she had expected the video to be shared 30 or 40 times among friends, as happened with the silly Christmas photos they have taken in previous years. 
 
The idea came from their previous year's Christmas photo, when she decided to suspend her father, dressed in a bunny costume, by his feet from a crane, to mimic the traditional way to treat newly shot hares. 
 
“In Sweden we have a hunting tradition where you hunt hares with a dog like our dog, and when you shoot a hare you hang it upside down with a tree branch in its stomach,” My Hansson explained.
 
“Last year we hung him up by his legs, so this year we thought we would do a movie showing how we shot him.” 
 
Both My Hansson and her father are keen hunters, with the daughter, who is an artist, working as an illustrator for a hunting magazine. 
 
“I knew that hunters would find it funny,” she said. “But I didn't know the rest of Sweden would find it as funny as they have.”
 
“I think it's unusual to see an old man, jumping around in the middle of the forest freezing dressed as a rabbit. I don't think people have seen it before.”