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Violent fight sends two women to hospital

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Violent fight sends two women to hospital
07:21 CET+01:00
Two young women were taken to hospital and two were detained by police after a violent fight erupted in Örebro, in central Sweden, on Wednesday.

“It was several girls fighting each other. They were all in their twenties. Two were taken to hospital by ambulance, but their injuries are not life-threatening,” said Kenneth Johanesson of the Örebro police to local paper Nerikes Allehanda (NA).

Officers patrolling the area in a police car first spotted the fight shortly after 10pm on Wednesday night in the Vivalla district of the city.

Two of the women managed to escape the scene before the police had a chance to get to them. However, they were later brought in for questioning and after police had spoken to them, one was arrested.

“The assault was serious enough to be viewed as serious. It consisted of both kicks and punches. One of the women is held on suspicion of attempted aggravated assault. She is said to have been making lunges with the knife,” Johanesson told the paper.

According to a statement from the hospital, the two women treated there didn't have any serious injuries.

However, police told NA that one had been beaten to the ground and then kicked in the head. There were also minor injuries caused by a knife.

It is not yet known if the scuffle was a planned attempt to settle a score between the women.

“For some reason the women had made plans to meet there in Vivalla. But we don't know exactly why as of yet,” said Johanesson to the paper.

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