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Malmö hit-and-run driver jailed for three years

27 Aug 2012, 14:53

Published: 27 Aug 2012 14:53 GMT+02:00

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The driver, who is 20 years old, confessed to aggravated manslaughter for the death of the 60-year-old cyclist, who died in hospital after being run over.

“The man has displayed a high degree of recklessness by driving a car under the influence of drugs and without a driving license with speeds of over 100 kilometres an hour past Triangeln, which was full of both cyclists and pedestrians,” said judge Thed Adelswärd to the TT news agency.

The 20-year-old was also sentenced to pay damages to the relatives of the deceased man.

The incident occurred in June following an unrelated traffic accident in central Malmö. Police arrived on the scene soon after and started to redirect traffic.

When the 20-year-old pulled up next to them, his irrational behaviour attracted the attention of the officers.

“The driver stared at the police officer who asked him to drive on. He moved on at full speed and tried to drive into two other officers who stood beside an unmarked police car,” explained witness Conny Strömberg.

During the subsequent police chase the 20-year-old hit two cyclists at high speed, one being the 60-year-old man, and the other a 30-year-old man who only suffered minor injuries.

The pursuit was brought to an end when police eventually rammed the 20-year-old's car and arrested him.

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The man was initially referred to as a member of the Black Cobra gang by Swedish media, yet denied any affiliation with the group, labelled all such claims as "nonsense".

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Your comments about this article

16:02 August 27, 2012 by Mb 65
This is disgusting it should at least be 10 years and banned for life.
16:04 August 27, 2012 by StockholmSam
16:43 August 27, 2012 by Swedishmyth
3 years for aggravated manslaughter? By what standard is that appropriate?
17:52 August 27, 2012 by Rod Munch
This idiot needs to be deported after his pathetic sentence. This incident reminds me of that old woman who was murdered by the asylum seeker last year where he only got a 1-year sentence. Or the 61-year old man who was beaten into a coma by an Iraqi street gang. The Sweden Confidential website has a page where one can donate to the families of victims of multiculturalism. I think that it's time more people started taking a look at that page.
18:22 August 27, 2012 by playmobil
Yes ROD Breivik! what about this guy who killed 70 people in Norway.. his the money going to him?
21:51 August 27, 2012 by Rod Munch
Hey, Playmobil. Do you have any other examples besides Brevik? Didn't think so. Want to know how many I have? Didn't think so. Thanks for playing...
23:19 August 27, 2012 by playmobil
Do you need any more? you didnt get it? i explain, you just playing at the same level with your hate of multiculturalism, maybe you not gonna kill anyone, but i ll be curious to know whats the money you seems to be helping to collect is used for.. do you have any plans for action otherwise? or just collecting? please let us know
01:00 August 28, 2012 by BackpackerKev
Pathetic Sweden.
09:09 August 28, 2012 by Rod Munch
Playmobil- I'm not sure what you're talking about apart from the fund that has been set up. I have nothing to do with its origination, but will be donating for sure.
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