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Unusually busy night for Sweden's police force

TT/The Local/gm · 11 Jun 2011, 08:59

Published: 11 Jun 2011 08:59 GMT+02:00

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Yesterday marked the start of the summer holidays for many, but it was not to be a calm evening of celebration for police forces around Sweden. A series of assaults of varying degrees of violence and outbreaks of drunkenness were reported in several areas, several of which occurred in the capital, reports news agency TT.

In Bro, north of the Stockholm, a man was arrested and charged with attempted murder after a stabbing incident involving another man in his 20s while a couple of people were taken to hospital with injuries from broken bottles, after fighting broke out in Åkersberga and Hässelby.

Stockholm was not alone though. In Värmland, western Sweden an 18-year-old man died as the result of an alcohol related hit and run accident. The incident occurred in Lysvik, close to Torsby where a 23-year-old was later arrested on charges of manslaughter and driving under the influence of alcohol.

Elsewhere, police reported a stabbing incident in Alingsås, western Sweden, and across the land the were reports of several incidents of drunken behaviour as many schools celebrated the final day of term.

However, Ivan Åslund, a senior police officer in Västerås was quick to defend the students.

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“You could put the blame on them , but in over 20 cases, only one student was arrested. Young people have been partying but they have been looking after each other,” he said.

TT/The Local/gm (news@thelocal.se)

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10:30 June 11, 2011 by TheOriginalBlackMan
Ahh!! sweeping things under the rug. This is my last post by the way on this website. OBM signing off!!
12:21 June 11, 2011 by JulieLou40
I can't imagine you'll be missed.
13:27 June 11, 2011 by Swedesmith
I'll miss you OBM, you're funny.
13:33 June 11, 2011 by calebian22
Orginal bowel movement,

You will be missed like a bout of diarrhea.
15:04 June 11, 2011 by TheOneWhoTravels
I remember the city of Alingsås was talked about in the movie Under Solen.
15:08 June 11, 2011 by infidel2012
@ OBM,

What a valuable loss, which reminds me, I almost forgot to add Watermelon to my shopping list, Thanks Bro : )
15:18 June 11, 2011 by Stephen Sweden
Meanwhile in Malmo on YouTube there is a "Dancing Police officer in Sweden."

Why do people say Swedes are boring?
16:19 June 11, 2011 by matona1
waoo i lovethe police dancing style
17:29 June 11, 2011 by zoroastrina
Do not abandon me OriginalBlackman!
22:09 June 11, 2011 by Bostonexpat
Completely agree @ farmy ...OBM is white with a serious need for attention and serious skill at stirring the pot
22:33 June 11, 2011 by swedejane
OBM always provided the nice crazy black racist rant to the more numerous crazy white racist rants...it's truly the end of an era here on The Local message boards. I'll be able to tell my grandchildren that "I was there" when OBM signed off for the last time. Sigh.
02:33 June 12, 2011 by Enjoyourlife
pls OBM do not go.
03:01 June 12, 2011 by Stickeroo
OBM's goodbye party at the Liffey....Sunday 7pm...be there or be square!!!
03:52 June 12, 2011 by Swedesmith
He'll come back with a different moniker. Something modest like The Great Black Man God, Esq.
06:15 June 12, 2011 by Icarusty
In true The Local style... I would like to know the race of the criminals listed above.
12:45 June 12, 2011 by Syftfel
Oh well. Good riddance. Perhaps OBM was ill affected by the exchange he and I had the other day on the merits of the N-word, which was an argument that racist OBM lost. See ya.
12:54 June 12, 2011 by technoviking
@ OBM met an actual black African for the first time and changed his mind on everything.
15:29 June 12, 2011 by Swedesmith
On homosexuality,too?
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