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Man detained over Malmö woman murder

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08:25 CEST+02:00
A man in his fifties has been detained on suspicion of the murder or manslaughter of a women in their home in central Malmö on Sunday afternoon.

"It is a family tragedy," said Christer Ström at Malmö police to new agency TT.

Ström said that the man had admitted in an preliminary hearing to have killed the woman.

He had no information that he wanted to divulge to the media over how the woman died.

"We have to wait for the right doctor's opinion," he says.

The man was formally arrested at around 2am on Monday morning on suspicion of murder with an alternative charge of manslaughter. The prosecutor confirmed that the man had not yet been provided with defence counsel.

"He will during the day (Monday)," said Christer Ström.

The man was detained at an unspecified outside location in central Malmö. His relationship to the woman has neither been confirmed although, according to the prosecutor the man lived together with the woman in the apartment where she was found dead.

The emergency services were called at 5.52pm that a woman had been killed and police and an ambulance arrived at the scene. Police technicians worked to identify clues at the scene during the night.

At 8am on Monday the results of the forensic examination were not yet established and TT were unable to reach Malmö police for a comment.

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