Man admits to stabbing 10-year-old girl

A 28-year-old man suspected of stabbing a young girl in the throat in a Gothenburg schoolyard at the beginning of February has confessed to the crime, after being apprehended in another European country.

Man admits to stabbing 10-year-old girl

The attack, which took place on February 6th, saw the man stab a ten-year-old girl in the throat out the front of a primary school in Hjällbo, before fleeing the scene.

Police say the man then headed to another European country that he has no connection to, according to Göteborgs Posten (GP).

Although police will not reveal exactly which country the man is in, they have reported it is one governed by the Schengan agreement, and that they are now waiting for the man to be extradited to Sweden.

The man confessed to the crime after turning himself in. He reportedly has no relation to the girl, and told police he was not acting on behalf of someone else in the attack.

It is assumed that the man will be extradited to Sweden in the following weeks.

“Yes, that is my hope. All the documents are in place now, so it shouldn’t take so long,” said prosecutor Per Håkan Larsson.

The girl is reportedly doing well after the incident, in which a knife was stabbed into her neck, which was not removed until she reached hospital.

Despite a minor infection in the stab wound, the girl has recovered from her injuries, and is reportedly angry with the man, claiming she wants to “kick him”, according to GP.

A relative of the girl was not so easy on him:

“I am afraid he will just got to psychiatric care for a few months and be out again. He’ll surely do the same thing again, he’s a dangerous man”.

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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.