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Missing Swede turns up in Spain

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07:40 CEST+02:00
The 61-year-old Swedish man who was reported missing on Saturday during a holiday to Barcelona has been found alive and well.

He has not been the victim of any crime, according to the Swedish foreign ministry.

The man walked into the Swedish consulate in the Catalonian capital on Wednesday afternoon and explained who he was, the ministry confirmed.

The man, from Piteå in northern Sweden, was on a weekend break with his partner in the Catalonian capital when he disappeared, according to a report in the Piteå-Tidningen daily.

The man's disappearance was been reported to the police with the Swedish foreign ministry in contact with local authorities. The search for the man was conducted by Spanish police and according to media reports Interpol were called in to the case.

The man was missing for over four days and police in Piteå were involved during the course of investigations, interviewing friends and relatives in Sweden.

The party was scheduled to return to Sweden on Monday and the couple travelling with the 61-year-old man and his partner returned as planned. The man's partner was due to fly from Girona on Wednesday when the man reappeared.

The reasons behind the 61-year-old's disappearance remain unclear, as is why he waited until Wednesday to come forward.

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