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Man held for stabbing Swedish 10-year-old

A 28-year-old man suspected of stabbing a young girl in the throat in Gothenburg at the beginning of February has been apprehended and is being held in another country pending Sweden's extradition demand.

Man held for stabbing Swedish 10-year-old

”We have sent a demand that he be held provisionally while we get the paperwork sent over,” said prosecutor Per-Håkan Larsson to news agency TT.

Larsson told TT that the man is being held by police somewhere abroad, but he wouldn’t divulge in what country.

The attack, which occurred outside the Bergsgård school in the Hjällbo district northwest of central Gothenburg, left the young girl seriously wounded.

An unknown man approached the girl while she was playing in the school yard, stabbing her in the throat and then fleeing the scene.

She was immediately taken to Östra Hospital with the knife still in her throat, according to a statement from police, and was later moved to Sahlgrenska Hospital.

According to the prosecutor the apprehended suspect does not have a criminal record but was known to the police, which means that although having previously been suspected of crimes, he has never been convicted.

Larsson thinks it won’t take more than a few weeks before the man can be extradited to Sweden, unless he appeals the extradition which would mean the process would take longer.

”Hopefully it is a question of a short time, a few weeks or at most a month,” said Per-Håkan Larsson to TT.

Larsson added that the police in the country where the man is being held have been very helpful and are cooperating well with their Swedish colleagues.

He was not willing to elaborate on how the police went about tracking the man, but said that there are no other leads and that they think they have found the right man.

”There are no other alternatives. Hopefully this is the right way forward, and that is the way it looks at the moment,” Larsson said to TT.

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Sweden Democrat politician charged for dismembering colleague

The former politician has been charged on suspicion of murdering his colleague in an apartment south of Stockholm, after police found body parts in three different locations in the capital.

Sweden Democrat politician charged for dismembering colleague

According to the prosecution, the body parts found in plastic bags in central Stockholm came from a man in his 60s murdered in an apartment in Nyköping, south of Stockholm.

The man is said to have been killed by a pistol shot to the head, after which the 60-year-old charged with the murder dismembered the body.

The suspected murderer, who newspaper Expressen reports is a former Sweden Democrat politician, is said to have moved the body parts multiple times, eventually dumping them across the city.

In total, three body parts were found in two different locations – the Karlsberg canal and in the Djurgården park. Not all parts of the body have yet been found.

“We’ve carried out a comprehensive investigation into the victim and the suspect. We can, to some extent, show how and when the suspect moved the body parts,” prosecutor Marina Chirakova told TT.

The victim, who according to Expressen was also a former Sweden Democrat politician, had been friends with the suspected murderer for a number of years. Prosecutors did not comment on the motive behind the murder.

“That will be discussed in the main hearings,” she told TT.

The suspect was taken into custody in November last year after being arrested in Nyköping. He denies the charges, but accepts certain circumstances related to the case.

Upon his arrest, he resigned from his political obligations and his membership was frozen by the Sweden Democrats.

“I don’t want to comment on his stance on the charges or anything he has said,” she further told TT.

The murder is suspected to have taken place between August 30th and September 16th last year.

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