Man killed in post-Christmas party attack

The injuries sustained from an unprovoked attack on the streets of Ludvika led to a man's death. The 44 year-old man had been to a Christmas party, and was in the company of two other men, when at least two attackers jumped them.

No suspect has been arrested for the murder.

“The three men were on Carlavägen late Friday night, where witnesses say they were attacked, beaten and kicked,” said Göran Lekander, police officer on duty, to news agency TT.

“Witnesses tell us the violence was unprovoked. Several kicks were dealt when the man was lying down on the street. But nothing indicates that any weapons were used.”

At least two, and perhaps as many as four or five assailants attacked the trio, witnesses said.

The 44 year-old suffered the worst injuries, and when the ambulance showed up he is said to have been breathing faintly, but in very poor shape.

Paramedics worked to save the man’s life during the ride to the hospital, but shortly after arriving to Falu hospital the man was declared dead by doctors.

One of the other two men attacked is being treated at Ludvika hospital, for minor skull injuries. The third fled his attackers, and the police have been unable to reach him.

Many witnesses have been heard, and parts of Carlavägen, the street on which the attack occurred, have been cordoned off.

“Now we’re going to go through the information, and work with internal investigations,” said Göran Lekander.

The attacks have been classified as one case of murder, and two of assault, according to newspaper Aftonbladet.

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