Mother of three found dead in a ditch

A man has been detained on suspicion of murdering a 36-year-old woman with whom he had a previous relationship. The woman was found dead on Sunday morning.

The man was arrested on Saturday evening after his wife was formally reported missing although it is suspected that she has been missing for a longer period of time.

After police searched the couple’s apartment they came to the conclusion that there was sufficient evidence to indicate foul play and the 34-year-old was arrested and taken to Sollentuna police station.

The woman was found after a search in the Märsta area of northern Stockholm on Sunday and on inspection of the body it has been concluded that her injuries indicate that she has been murdered.

According to a report in the Expressen daily the woman’s body is thought to have been lying by a ditch in Skepptuna for more than a day, although she is thought to have been missing for longer.

According to the newspaper the man is previously known for having violently abused his wife and was recently convicted of assault for having assaulted her over the midsummer weekend.

The woman has previously been resident in protective housing.

Stockholm police on Sunday were restrictive in publicising details about the case confirming only the murder and the arrest. Police forensics were working intensively at the site throughout Sunday.

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Swedish opposition proposes ‘rapid tests for ADHD’ to cut gang crime

The Moderate Party in Stockholm has called for children in so called "vulnerable areas" to be given rapid tests for ADHD to increase treatment and cut gang crime.

Swedish opposition proposes 'rapid tests for ADHD' to cut gang crime

In a press release, the party proposed that treating more children in troubled city areas would help prevent gang crime, given that “people with ADHD diagnoses are “significantly over-represented in the country’s jails”. 

The idea is that children in so-called “vulnerable areas”, which in Sweden normally have a high majority of first and second-generation generation immigrants, will be given “simpler, voluntary tests”, which would screen for ADHD, with those suspected of having the neuropsychiatric disorder then put forward for proper evaluations to be given by a child psychiatrist. 

“The quicker you can put in place measures, the better the outcomes,” says Irene Svenonius, the party’s leader in the municipality, of ADHD treatment, claiming that children in Sweden with an immigrant background were less likely to be medicated for ADHD than other children in Sweden. 

In the press release, the party said that there were “significant differences in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD within Stockholm country”, with Swedish-born children receiving diagnosis and treatment to a higher extent, and with ADHD “with the greatest probability” underdiagnosed in vulnerable areas. 

At a press conference, the party’s justice spokesman Johan Forsell, said that identifying children with ADHD in this areas would help fight gang crime. 

“We need to find these children, and that is going to help prevent crime,” he said. 

Sweden’s climate minister Annika Strandhäll accused the Moderates of wanting to “medicate away criminality”. 

Lotta Häyrynen, editor of the trade union-backed comment site Nya Mitten, pointed out that the Moderates’s claim to want to help children with neuropsychiatric diagnoses in vulnerable areas would be more credible if they had not closed down seven child and youth psychiatry units. 

The Moderate Party MP and debater Hanif Bali complained about the opposition from left-wing commentators and politicians.

“My spontaneous guess would have been that the Left would have thought it was enormously unjust that three times so many immigrant children are not getting a diagnosis or treatment compared to pure-Swedish children,” he said. “Their hate for the Right is stronger than their care for the children. 

Swedish vocab: brottsförebyggande – preventative of crime