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UK probes Swede's brutal boss beheading

4 Jun 2012, 16:34

Published: 04 Jun 2012 16:34 GMT+02:00

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The letter, penned by UK Minister for Immigration Damian Green, takes up the murder and beheading of Christopher Varian, who was decapitated with a cheese knife at the Oxfordshire Golf Club in August 2010, according to UK media reports.

In March 2012, Jonathan Warg Limani, a Swedish citizen originally from Albania, was sentenced to 19 years for the killing after pleading guilty to manslaughter with diminished responsibility.

According to the Guardian newspaper, Limani, 33, had a history of mental illness and paranoid schizophrenia.

According to Green's letter, Limani had arrived in the UK from Sweden just three weeks prior to the killing.

"Before coming to the UK we believe Mr Limani was involved in an incident in Sweden in which he took a police officer's firearm and that he was on police bail over this incident," Green writes in his letter to the Swedish justice minister.

According to Sveriges Radio (SR), Limani was at the time suspected of assault and preparing to commit manslaughter after hitting someone with a side view mirror and threatening to kill the person.

He also allegedly attempted to steal a gun out of the holster of a police officer.

In his letter, Green explained that he had been asked by the parents of the victim to find out why Limani had been released on bail and allowed to leave the country despite being suspected of such a serious crime.

"l recognize that none of our systems is perfect, the UK included. We are looking into our own arrangements for processing this sort of information both within the UK and further afield within the EU," he wrote.

"We would be happy to share with you the emerging findings of this work and discuss ways in which we could work together to try and improve the flow of information between member states on this sort of criminal case."

Limani was initially a set to be tried in the UK for murder, but the charges were reduced to manslaughter after several psychiatric investigations concluded he was mentally ill, the Independent newspaper reported.

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According to the account of event told in court, police were called to the golf club where they found Limani sitting next to Varian's decapitated body and arrested him on the scene.

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17:08 June 4, 2012 by gpafledthis
Jeez!! kid-nappy smuggling - criminals to denmark - crazies to England etc you have become a real import/export zone !!
19:02 June 4, 2012 by johan rebel
"Swede" and "Swedish citizen" are not longer the same thing nowadays.
19:55 June 4, 2012 by nar klockan klamtar
Brand Sweden bites the dust.
22:26 June 4, 2012 by blue2012
For the past several months from what I read on the Local about the Swedish justice system I have to come to the conclusions it is run by idiots.
22:27 June 4, 2012 by gh2008
@Johan Rebel,

it doesn't make any difference! check this out:

'shocking footage: two demented insane women run in front of oncoming traffic on motorway'


they are 'Swedes' and 'blonds' and they have put dozens of lives at risk by their weirdo action.
02:21 June 5, 2012 by matilda31
Sweden is a country close to anarchy created by iresponsible immigration and the sustained methodical black out in the press of any crimes commited by muslims or other " protected" immigrant groups. This so called newspaper is painting the same biased lying cover ups of reality in Sweden. Look at the articles at the side...painting everything in a normal cosy safe way as if everything is just fine.

It's so criminal that I believe these journalists will at some stage be held responsible for their bias and traiterous behaviour
11:38 June 5, 2012 by SimonDMontfort
Interesting that the BBC report on the case (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-17435047) describes the perpetrator as "an Albanian with a Swedish passport,"!!

Its only right that the UK government requests an explanation from Sweden about this man
10:26 June 8, 2012 by NyDag
He is not Swedish. Get it right. He's Albanian.
18:10 June 13, 2012 by Nvd
He is not Swedish. Get it right. He's Albanian.

The comments make me laugh.

Actually, he is a CRIMINAL with MENTAL SICKNESS.
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