Woman found dead in south Stockholm flat

A 21-year-old woman was found dead in an apartment in Hallunda south of Stockholm on Thursday.

Woman found dead in south Stockholm flat

“She was killed inside the flat. We are working on identifying witnesses and are trying to question anyone who might have heard or seen anything,” said Peter Asp of the Stockholm police to news agency TT.

Police received a call shortly after 4pm on Thursday. The woman was dead when they arrived at the flat.

“We arrived at the same time as ambulance staff attempted to resuscitate her. They had to stop trying fairly quickly. It wasn’t possible to save her life,” Asp said.

A forensic investigation has been launched and police are unwilling to divulge any particulars surrounding the case at this stage in the investigation.

Police have brought in a suspect, a 22-year-old man. Officers say that people in the neighbourhood alerted the police to sounds of brawling from a nearby flat. The 22-year-old was arrested in the apartment.

“We don’t know the motive yet but we know they have some sort of a relationship to each other. She was visiting a friend when he arrived, “ said Hesam Akbari of the south Stockholm police to TT.

Police said on Thursday that they are planning to question the man over the course of the night.

A weapon has been found that may have been used against the woman and which has been sent for forensic analysis.

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Swedish opposition proposes ‘rapid tests for ADHD’ to cut gang crime

The Moderate Party in Stockholm has called for children in so called "vulnerable areas" to be given rapid tests for ADHD to increase treatment and cut gang crime.

Swedish opposition proposes 'rapid tests for ADHD' to cut gang crime

In a press release, the party proposed that treating more children in troubled city areas would help prevent gang crime, given that “people with ADHD diagnoses are “significantly over-represented in the country’s jails”. 

The idea is that children in so-called “vulnerable areas”, which in Sweden normally have a high majority of first and second-generation generation immigrants, will be given “simpler, voluntary tests”, which would screen for ADHD, with those suspected of having the neuropsychiatric disorder then put forward for proper evaluations to be given by a child psychiatrist. 

“The quicker you can put in place measures, the better the outcomes,” says Irene Svenonius, the party’s leader in the municipality, of ADHD treatment, claiming that children in Sweden with an immigrant background were less likely to be medicated for ADHD than other children in Sweden. 

In the press release, the party said that there were “significant differences in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD within Stockholm country”, with Swedish-born children receiving diagnosis and treatment to a higher extent, and with ADHD “with the greatest probability” underdiagnosed in vulnerable areas. 

At a press conference, the party’s justice spokesman Johan Forsell, said that identifying children with ADHD in this areas would help fight gang crime. 

“We need to find these children, and that is going to help prevent crime,” he said. 

Sweden’s climate minister Annika Strandhäll accused the Moderates of wanting to “medicate away criminality”. 

Lotta Häyrynen, editor of the trade union-backed comment site Nya Mitten, pointed out that the Moderates’s claim to want to help children with neuropsychiatric diagnoses in vulnerable areas would be more credible if they had not closed down seven child and youth psychiatry units. 

The Moderate Party MP and debater Hanif Bali complained about the opposition from left-wing commentators and politicians.

“My spontaneous guess would have been that the Left would have thought it was enormously unjust that three times so many immigrant children are not getting a diagnosis or treatment compared to pure-Swedish children,” he said. “Their hate for the Right is stronger than their care for the children. 

Swedish vocab: brottsförebyggande – preventative of crime