Sweden's news in English

Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

'Ruthless' woman charged over axe attack

Share this article

'Ruthless' woman charged over axe attack
13:17 CEST+02:00
A 44-year-old Swedish woman, described in court as "ruthless" and "brutal" by the prosecutor, has been charged for attacking a man with an axe at a camping site.

The incident took place in August in Tånga Heds camp site in Vårgårda, western Sweden, and left the victim nursing a 10 centimeter long and five centimeter deep gash to his leg after the woman swung an axe at him reports Alingsås Tidning newspaper.

The court charged the woman with assault and battery and the prosecutor added that "she had demonstrated particular ruthlessness and brutality" during the assault.

When police attempted to bring her to the station on a separate charge of intoxication earlier the same day she resisted and continued to act in a violent manner once she was hauled into the police car.

Police added a separate charge of violently resisting arrest for this incident.

The Local/pr

Follow The Local on Twitter

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

The Local is not responsible for content posted by users.
Become a Member or sign-in to leave a comment.

From our sponsors

How to work 9-5 and travel the rest of the time

A full-time job shouldn't stop you from satisfying your wanderlust. The Local spoke to Travel After 5 blogger Alline Waldhelm to find out her tips and tricks for travellers who only have 25 days of annual leave.