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Police suspect double murder in Stockholm

TT/Rebecca Martin · 15 Feb 2012, 13:15

Published: 15 Feb 2012 13:15 GMT+01:00

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”We received a call about a brawl in a flat just before 8.44am. The patrol which was despatched found two deceased people,” said police press spokesman Sven-Erik Olsson to news agency TT.

Police have confirmed that the two victims had been subjected to physical violence.

When officers arrived at the apartment there were no other people there. A preliminary investigation into the incident has been launched, classified by the police as murder or alternatively manslaughter.

”We don't actually know what has happened, if more are involved or if something has happened between the two people in the flat. But we are working from the hypothesis that it is a criminal act,” said Ulf Lindgren of the county police to Aftonbladet.

Police are currently carrying out a forensic investigation and are questioning people in neighbouring apartments.

Police were unwilling to divulge any particulars about the two victims at the early stage in the investigation.

”All I can say is that they were not previously known to us,” Lindgren told the paper.

Later in the afternoon on Wednesday, police confirmed that the two victims were a man and a woman in their mid-sixties.

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Soon after they issued a warrant for the arrest of one suspect who is reportedly male and in his forties.

TT/Rebecca Martin (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

15:34 February 15, 2012 by RobinHood
This clearly has something to do with the 100 Crown Max burgers bribery scandal; or burgergate as it's fast becoming known in Parliament. Someone is eliminating the witnesses.

I expect to see politicians from the Left Party devoting much more of their time to this important issue in future.
16:08 February 15, 2012 by strixy
Every day I read about murders, robberies and stabbings in Sweden. It seems to me it is quite a violent country despite its idyllic image sent abroad?
19:29 February 15, 2012 by AW_S
Welcome to safe heaven for criminals. Low morals, low penalties banana republic.
22:38 February 15, 2012 by cupidcub
Must be the Immigrants ! No ?
18:51 February 16, 2012 by Reason abd Realism
@ RobinHood

LOL. Yes, the Left Party was the only one with the foresight to see burgergate as the harbinger of doom for Swedish Society. They were right!!!! Vote Left!!!
19:55 October 11, 2012 by janeway
And when this triple murderer are let out in a few years time, will the remaining relatives get protection? I think not!
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