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Man found dead in Gothenburg eatery

TT/Oliver Gee · 6 Mar 2012, 06:56

Published: 06 Mar 2012 06:56 GMT+01:00

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“We have been informed that there was a fight. Someone was then walking by the café, looked in, and saw that a person was laying inside the location, and seemed badly injured,” said Ulla Brehm of the Västra Götaland police to the TT news agency.

Västra Götaland police were notified at around 5pm.

The man, who has been described as being in his 20’s, died as a result of what reports suggest was extreme violence. Police were unable to confirm whether the man died before the ambulance arrived.

The scene of the crime is situated on a busy shopping strip on Wieselgrensplatsen in Gothenburg in western Sweden, a street where many people pass throughout the day.

It remains unclear if the café was open to the public when the incident occurred.

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The area was cordoned off on Monday night for the forensic investigation, and while police have begun listening to witnesses reports, they urge any other people who may have information to come forward.

Police are labelling the crime as a murder or manslaughter according to TT, and are yet to make any arrests in connection with the crime.

TT/Oliver Gee (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

20:35 March 7, 2012 by Greysuede
Was it Sven or Leif?
22:07 March 9, 2012 by Radhus
This is just sad that someone had to lose their life after an argument. When are people going to be more diplomatic when solving their issues and use discussion.
12:15 April 2, 2012 by Anglosaxon123
As an Englishman who regularly reads The Local, I have noticed that your readers often ask "Was it Sven or Leif" when they comment upon a particular news story. I don't understand what this is all about. Perhaps someone can explain. Please excuse my ignorance :)
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