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Swedish PM Stefan Löfven slams attacks on police and emergency services: 'Don't touch our heroes'

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven speaking at the Järva politics week. Photo: Marcus Ericsson/TT

Published: 19.Jun.2017 07:44 hrs

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven pledged to step up the fight against drug gangs in vulnerable areas in Sweden in a speech at the Järva Week political forum in the north-western Stockholm suburb.

The Social Democrat leader's speech was held on the final day of the week, which has seen daily speeches from Sweden's party leaders. Löfven started his by promising tougher measures on crime, targeting among other things the drug trade in many of those areas classified as vulnerable in Sweden.

He said criminals should be treated for drug addiction by the Prison and Probation Services.

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