Man gets prison after naked train sex attack

A 30-year-old man from western Sweden has been sentenced to prison after he stripped down naked and assaulted passengers on a train in November, while under the influence of drugs.

The incident occurred in November on a train between Gothenburg to Örebro in central Sweden.

According to police, the man smoked marijuana somewhere along the journey, after which he began behaving erratically.

After threatening an assaulting a conductor, the man removed all his clothes and began roaming through the train asking people if they wanted to have sex with him.

One woman, who told the man to put his clothes back on, received several kicks to the stomach by the raving man, according to newspaper Skövde Nyheter.

Eventually, the pot-fuelled perpetrator tried to force another woman to perform oral sex on him.

During the trial one of the assaulted women testified that he had claimed to be “a warrior who was going to rape and kill everyone”, according to the paper.

And according to police reports at the time, the man also threatened to kill everyone who left the train.

To one passenger he allegedly shouted:

“Look at me when I am speaking to you, I am going to cut your throat.”

When the train stopped at a station most of the passengers nevertheless evacuated the carriage.

When police arrived they found the 30-year-old alone on the train talking to a woman he had trapped in the corner. When police drew near, he threatened to kill the woman, forcing police to act fast.

The man resisted arrest, which meant that the police used pepper spray.

Shortly after his arrest, the man was ordered held on remand by the district court on suspicion of assault, attempted rape, and threatening behaviour, violent resistance to his arrest and narcotics crimes.

The court sentenced him to one year and ten months in prison. He will also pay 32,000 kronor ($4,600) to the woman he tried to rape, 10,000 kronor to the conductor and 12,000 kronor to the woman he kicked.

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Red-green coalition takes power in Gothenburg

The Social Democrats, Green Party and Left Party have managed to oust the right-wing Moderates from power in Gothenburg, despite failing to strike a coalition deal with the Centre Party.

Red-green coalition takes power in Gothenburg

The Social Democrats, Left Party and Green Party will now take over the municipality with Jonas Attenius, group leader for the Social Democrats in the city, becoming the new mayor.

“We three parties are ready to together take responsibility for leading Gothenburg,” Attenius wrote to TT. “I am looking forward immensely to leading Gothenburg in the coming years.” 

The three parties will lead a minority government, with 40 out of 81 mandates, meaning it will dependent on mandates from the Centre Party to pass proposals. 

The three parties had hoped to bring the Centre Party into the coalition, but talks fell apart on Monday,  October 24th. 

“We our going into opposition, but our goal is to be an independent, liberal force, which can negotiate both to the left and to the right,” the party’s group leader in Gothenburg, Emmyly Bönfors told the Göteborgs-Posten newspaper. 

The end of talks in Gothenburg leave the Social Democrats leading coalition governments in all three of Sweden’s major cities, with Karin Wanngård appointed Mayor of Stockholm on October 17th. 

The Social Democrats had unbroken control in Malmö since 1994, after they regained power from the Moderates, who controlled the city from 1991-1994, and also from 1985-1988.