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Helsingborg brawl leaves one dead and several injured

One person has been killed and several injured in a brawl in Swedish city Helsingborg.

Helsingborg brawl leaves one dead and several injured
File photo of a police cordon. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

The police were called to the city’s Drottningshög at 8.30pm on Tuesday, and found one man who had been injured in the fight. Several more injured were soon found in the vicinity.

“When we arrived it became clear that there had been a large brawl at the site,” Fredrik Bratt from the local police told news agency TT.

Some of the injured managed to make their way to the hospital despite having serious injuries. One was so seriously injured that he later died.

“We can connect it all therefore, and believe all of them were injured in the same brawl,” Bratt noted.

A total of five young men aged between 18 and 21 were involved. Police said the men received slash wounds, and are investigating the incident as murder and attempted murder.

The part of the hospital they were taken to was temporarily cordoned off in order to protect staff and allow the injured to receive treatment.

“We don't know if those who were taken to the emergency room are a target, so it could have become a difficult situation for hospital staff if relatives and friends came straight into the room in a hurry,” Bratt explained.

Police are still looking for perpetrators and are conducting interviews, but no arrests have been made.

READ ALSO: One dead and two injured in Helsingborg youth brawl

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Sweden Democrat politician charged for dismembering colleague

The former politician has been charged on suspicion of murdering his colleague in an apartment south of Stockholm, after police found body parts in three different locations in the capital.

Sweden Democrat politician charged for dismembering colleague

According to the prosecution, the body parts found in plastic bags in central Stockholm came from a man in his 60s murdered in an apartment in Nyköping, south of Stockholm.

The man is said to have been killed by a pistol shot to the head, after which the 60-year-old charged with the murder dismembered the body.

The suspected murderer, who newspaper Expressen reports is a former Sweden Democrat politician, is said to have moved the body parts multiple times, eventually dumping them across the city.

In total, three body parts were found in two different locations – the Karlsberg canal and in the Djurgården park. Not all parts of the body have yet been found.

“We’ve carried out a comprehensive investigation into the victim and the suspect. We can, to some extent, show how and when the suspect moved the body parts,” prosecutor Marina Chirakova told TT.

The victim, who according to Expressen was also a former Sweden Democrat politician, had been friends with the suspected murderer for a number of years. Prosecutors did not comment on the motive behind the murder.

“That will be discussed in the main hearings,” she told TT.

The suspect was taken into custody in November last year after being arrested in Nyköping. He denies the charges, but accepts certain circumstances related to the case.

Upon his arrest, he resigned from his political obligations and his membership was frozen by the Sweden Democrats.

“I don’t want to comment on his stance on the charges or anything he has said,” she further told TT.

The murder is suspected to have taken place between August 30th and September 16th last year.

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