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Two arrested for murder of eight-year-old girl

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Two arrested for murder of eight-year-old girl
Police seal off the scene in Karlskrona following the discovery of an eight-year-old girl who was pronounced dead in hospital. Photo: Anna Sunesson / TT
12:27 CEST+02:00
Police in southern Sweden have arrested two people on suspicion of murdering an eight-year-old girl. The girl's parents, who are abroad, have not yet been informed of their daughter's death.

The victim was found by police in a serious condition after being alerted to an incident at an apartment in Karlskrona. She was immediately rushed to Blekinge hospital where she was pronounced dead. 

A 31-year-old man and a 30-year old woman were arrested during the early hours of Thursday morning. Police are currently holding the pair on suspicion of probable cause.

The suspects are not the girl's parents but police disclosed that they had a "certain relationship" with the victim.

"They are not her parents. Her parents have not been informed and are abroad," Lotta Hansson of the Blekinge police told the TT news agency.

She added to Sveriges Television (SVT); "We have not yet got hold of them."

Police have so far declined to comment on the nature of the girl's injuries or elaborate further on the suspects. It's understood that the eight-year-old lived in the apartment where she was found in a grievous condition.

The apartment complex has since been sealed off by police.  

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