Police detain four over cow-killing blaze

The Local Sweden
The Local Sweden - [email protected]
Police detain four over cow-killing blaze

Police have detained four people in connection with a fire that killed 70 cows in the barn of an agricultural high school about 50 kilometres south of Stockholm.


The blaze took place in late March at the Naturbruksgymnasium high school in Ytterjärna, where a giant barn burnt to the ground taking the lives of the cattle. No person was injured in the incident.

The suspects are aged between 20 and 50. Local police believe there is a connection between the fire and several other fires in the area.

"The way it looks now, there are about four to five fires, but we think that there are more in Sörmland and Södertälje. I don't want to go into details about which fires they are. But we think the number will grow," Anders Göransson of the local police told Sveriges Radio (SR).

Police refused to go into details about the motives of the suspected arsonists.

"It's clear that we have come to conclusions on this front, but I don't want to go into it now. The investigation is confidential."

The agricultural high school where the barn was burned is owned by the Nibble Foundation (Nibblestiftelsen), which focuses on biodynamic milk production.

Ytterjärna and its environs are home to many agricultural and educational establishments inspired by the anthroposophic movement.

TT/The Local/og

Follow The Local on Twitter


Join the conversation in our comments section below. Share your own views and experience and if you have a question or suggestion for our journalists then email us at [email protected].
Please keep comments civil, constructive and on topic – and make sure to read our terms of use before getting involved.

Please log in to leave a comment.

See Also