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Norway issues warrant for wanted Swede

The Local · 21 Aug 2012, 13:52

Published: 21 Aug 2012 13:52 GMT+02:00

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“He is now wanted in the whole Schengen area,” said prosecutor John H Borgen to Norwegian news site Varden.

The man, who had been released on bail, had to report to police three times a week, but failed to turn up on July 16th and has been missing since. Police are now intensifying efforts to find him by issuing a description and making him wanted in 26 countries, including Sweden.

Police found the female bouncer lying on the floor after responding to a report of a fight at a pub in Porsgrunn, in southeast Norway, on a Saturday night in March.

The 27-year-old was charged with causing bodily harm resulting in death, as the woman had died in hospital the day after the attack. However, the 27-year-old denied the allegations.

“He denies committing an offence and said under questioning that he doesn’t recall what happened,” said Borgen at the time of the man’s arrest.

Early reports suggested police were unsure whether the suspect had hit the victim, whom they initially believed may have suffered a heart attack or an epileptic fit.

However, when it later came to light that the man had assaulted other members of staff by punching them, police arrested him and brought him in for questioning, wrote daily Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) at the time.

“I haven’t been in contact with him for a while, and I don’t know where he is,” the man’s defence lawyer recently said to Varden.

The man is also under suspicion for several cases of sexual and violent crimes in Sweden and Norwegian officials have decided he is going to be extradited.

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Your comments about this article

14:16 August 21, 2012 by matona1
Arrest the illegal immigrant
17:30 August 21, 2012 by Rod Munch
Not a Swede.....but hey, they're just facts.
19:38 August 21, 2012 by Abe L
Strange, there have been so many of these news postings lately. Should we really be using international treaties and European arrest warrants for simple beatings/minor assault charges?

Those treaties are in place for real crimes such as murderers, people involved with human trafficking and illegal drugs. It doesn't feel right that a simple incident at a club with a bouncer which happens all over the place all the time gets you "wanted in the entire Schengen region".
20:59 August 21, 2012 by Programmeny
Female bouncer, who ever thought this could be a good idea should be also arrested. I'm joking of course but... a female bouncer? Seriously?
21:13 August 21, 2012 by playmobil
yeah yeah rod munch we know about you.. and the guy who kill is victime with an axe is swedish enough to you? your so f.... pathetic.
01:34 August 22, 2012 by Rod Munch
I'm not sure which is more pathetic. That a segment of society can be so vastly over-represented in these types of crimes (in addition to others)? OR. That people like you just want to ignore that sort of thing as if it doesn't matter?
01:45 August 22, 2012 by strixy
Norwegian authorities have allowed to flee a man who raped 7 women, so I wouldn't expect anything else in this case.
03:44 August 22, 2012 by wbs
Ummm....Abe L., you may want to re-read the article. It was not a simple case of assault, it was a lethal beating (real crime) he is charged with
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