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Gang leader fails to turn up for trial, found dead

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07:32 CET+01:00
A 49-year-old leader for Swedish motorcycle gang Outlaws in southern Sweden never turned up for his own trial on Tuesday. Six hours later he was found murdered.

“He was killed with two shots to the back of the head. It was an execution,” said a source within the police to daily Aftonbladet.

When gang leader and father of four, Jörgen Lindskog, didn't turn up for a court hearing on Tuesday, where he was to answer charges of illegal threats and obstructing the course of justice, the trial had to be cancelled.

Six hours later, Lindskog's lifeless body was discovered next to his vehicle by two people driving by, near the small village of Bergamåla, outside of Ronneby.

“He was slumped next to the car and had probably been there for a few hours,” said Nils-Olof Waker of the local police.

Police soon identified the dead man as Lindskog, the head of the feared Outlaws gang.

The murder scene was immediately cordoned off and a forensic investigation has been carried out on site and at Lindskog's apartment.

A source told the paper that people close to Lindskog say he had been worried about something and acting antsy prior to the incident, which strengthens one police theory - that the murder was connected to organized crime and gang rivalry.

According to the paper, several gangs, including the feared Hell's Angels and the Red and White Crew, are established in the area, which has recently been rocked by rivalry-induced violence.

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