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Wedding cancelled as man threatens to kill fiancée

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10:19 CEST+02:00
A wedding ceremony had to be cancelled on Saturday after the 33-year-old would-be groom threatened to kill his wife-to-be on the eve of their big day.

The trouble started at a pub in Örebro in central Sweden where the couple went to share a few drinks on Friday night. An argument that began at the watering hole continued at the couple's home in the nearby village of Vintrosa. Twelve hours before her wedding, the woman called the police to report her partner for assault.

When the police arrived at the scene, the man again hit his fiancée and threatened to kill her, local newspaper Nerikes Allehanda reports.

“It's the first time we've searched somebody and found two wedding rings in their pocket,” police sergeant Anders Wallin told the newspaper.

A prosecutor issued a temporary detention order after questioning the suspect on Saturday morning. The 33-year-old, who is suspected of assault, issuing illegal threats and resisting arrest, was released from police custody on Saturday afternoon, hours after the designated time of his wedding.

“It's not yet certain whether there will be a wedding. It won't be today in any case,” sergeant Torbjörn Roos told Nerikes Allehanda.

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