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Third suspect remanded into police custody

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Third suspect remanded into police custody
Police headquarters in Uppsala, north of Stockholm.
10:03 CET+01:00
The third suspect in the Uppsala kidnapping case has been remanded into custody on suspicion of abducting the 25-year-old man who went missing on December 28th.

The man denied being involved in the kidnapping of the 25-year-old, during interrogations on Friday, his lawyer Anders Norman told news agency TT.

"Of course there are general circumstances who point against him, but there are also other circumstances which may be taken into consideration ahead."

The 25-year-old student from Uppsala went missing on December 28th and was found eight days in a remote building in northern Sweden.

Two people, a 26-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman, had already been arrested on suspicions of kidnapping the man, after some of his belongings were found in their car.

The day after police discovered the missing man in a remote location outside of Umeå, the couple were remanded into custody after a hearing at the Uppsala police headquarters.

In connection with the missing man's discovery a few days later, the third suspect was arrested and is now also held by police.

According to Swedish daily Expressen, a neighbour of the missing 25-year-old said that on his return to the building at 3:30am on the morning of December 28th, he had heard loud thumps from the man's apartment.

Looking out, he then spotted a silver grey van parked outside the apartment building, with one man and possibly a woman in the front of the vehicle.

Shortly thereafter, he saw one of the suspects get into the van with "a packed rucksack and a suitcase", according to the paper

A silver grey van has allegedly also been spotted during the week close to the building where the missing man was found on Wednesday, according to Expressen.

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