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Woman dead after Malmö apartment brawl

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16:43 CEST+02:00
A woman has been found dead after what is suspected to be an apartment brawl in Malmö on Monday afternoon.

“A forensic investigation is being carried out at the moment. We're also doing a door-to-door enquiry, looking for witnesses that may have seen or heard anything,” said police spokesperson Linda Pleym to news agency TT on Monday.

A neighbour had reportedly heard brawling in a flat in central Malmö around midday on Monday and alerted the police.

When they arrived they found a seriously injured woman in the flat, and despite an ambulance being called to the scene immediately, the woman didn't make it to the hospital but was pronounced dead by the ambulance staff.

“She died from her injuries and we suspect a criminal offence, “said Pleym to daily Aftonbladet.

According to police, the woman has been identified but her entire family hadn't been notified as of 2.30pm. Police therefore didn't want to disclose whether the woman was resident in the flat where she was found, nor exactly what killed her.

A witness told Aftonbladet that police were asking customers at nearby eateries if they had seen a man wearing a red jumper anywhere in the area, which is described as rather busy with many people passing through.

Six patrol cars have reportedly been involved in the investigation and officers have cordoned off a large area around the apartment building.

According to the police, they will hold a press conference about the woman's death on Tuesday morning.

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