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Three remanded after violent hospital brawl

The Local · 2 Jul 2012, 07:07

Published: 02 Jul 2012 07:07 GMT+02:00

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The first man was remanded in a closed-door remand hearing on Sunday afternoon by the Gothenburg District Dourt on suspicion of attempted murder.

“My client denies the crime, he said he was not involved in any criminal events,” said the man’s lawyer, Rickard Backenroth, to the Dagens Nyheter newspaper (DN).

Two more people were remanded into custody later in the evening, both on suspicion of aggravated assault.

Prosecutor Ulrika Åberg told DN that the assault and attempted murder revolved around an internal family dispute, which took place in front of the hospital last week.

The chain of events began with a violent brawl on Tuesday night, which involved some 30 people, many of whom managed to escape before police arrived.

On Wednesday evening, shots were fired around 8pm in a second brawl, where six people are believed to have been armed and a shot was fired at a car.

No one was seriously injured in Wednesday's melee, and police were able to recover a handgun and shell casings.

On Saturday evening, two men threatened a nurse with a gun to gain entry to the hospital, though when police arrived, they were unable to find the men.

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Police continue to investigate the case.

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Your comments about this article

15:57 July 2, 2012 by krrodman
OK, Sweden, Listen Up! This is how it works.

Violent criminals get significant injuries at an alarming rate. Once injured they are taken to the Emergency Department(ED). Often their "friends" follow them to the ED in an attempt to finish the job(ie kill them). The ED of a major hospital is the epicenter of violent activity.

As reported, the police were needed on site not just the first night in the ED, but on the second night as well when armed gunmen returned to the hospital. The police need to be on site at all times. The idea that you can summon the police, as needed, is quaint, but very very unrealistic and foolish.
17:39 July 2, 2012 by Rod Munch
In today's Sweden, police need to be everywhere. Even hospitals. It wasn't like this 30 years ago. I wonder why??
18:53 July 2, 2012 by johnny1939
I think that I know why...sigh...
20:14 July 2, 2012 by blursd
And their names are ...? If it was Johan Johansson or Per Persson the name would be in there without an afterthought ...

This PC crap is just ridiculous ... "we can't let people know they're not ethnic Swedes because that might reinforce the perception that immigrants are causing problems." News flash ... that's what everyone automatically thinks when the names are withheld ... sometimes it's not even correct, but what else are people supposed to think? Do everyone a favor and treat all ethnicities the same when it comes to reporting facts ... you're not doing anyone any favors by selectively censoring what information the reader is given.
22:19 July 2, 2012 by Ann-Marie
Time to make these hooligans to pay for all the damages, one way or the other. Then deport them. They have waived all rights to remain in the country.
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