Swedish murder suspect arrested in London

One of two Swedish brothers under suspicion of the murder of a 22-year-old man in central Stockholm last year has been arrested in London.

“He has been apprehended but we don’t know much more than that. I haven’t been in contact with him yet, but I would expect him to have been appointed British representation,” the suspect’s Swedish lawyer Henrik Olsson Lilja, told Dagens Nyheter (DN) on Wednesday.

He said he would be prepared to continue to defend his client and that a trip to the UK might be on the cards in the near future.

The two brothers are wanted for the murder of a 22-year-old man who was stabbed to death in the Stockholm district of Gamla Stan on September 10th.

Many people had been present at the time of the incident but police ran into problems after witness interviews failed to up anything substantial.

However, after police appealed to the general public for information on the TV3 show “Efterlyst” (‘Wanted’), they were furnished with some leads to follow up.

On January 19th, a warrant was issued for the arrest of the two Stockholm brothers, who were believed to have left Sweden.

On Tuesday, police in Britain apprehended one of them in a London suburb, the result of a close cooperation between Swedish and British police.

Sweden will request the man be extradited, according to DN, but police are unable to say how long such a process might take.

The man’s 24-year-old brother is still sought by police on suspicion of murder.

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