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Danish submarine owner detained over Swedish journalist's death

Composite: Nautilus being raised from waters off Copenhagen. Photo: Martin Sylvest/Scanpix; Kim Wall. Photo: Tom Wall/Helsingborgs Dagblad/Scanpix

Published: 12.Aug.2017 09:16 hrs

A Danish inventor and owner of a huge private submarine has been remanded in custody for 24 days after the disappearance of a female journalist who had been on board before it sank.

The submarine owner, entrepreneur Peter Madsen, who was arrested on Friday on suspicion of killing the woman by unknown means, denies the charge, saying he last saw her when he dropped her off on an island near Copenhagen late on Thursday.

Police decided to charge Madsen on suspicion of causing the death of the missing Swedish woman, Copenhagen Police confirmed in a statement on Friday evening.

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