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Lund car rampage: Driver 'heard voices' telling him to hit pedestrians

The man was found guilty by Malmö District Court of putting people in danger. Photo: Emil Langvad/TT

Published: 25.Jun.2019 08:50 hrs

A court has ordered an Afghan man to undergo psychiatric care and then be deported after he took a car and attempted to run over ten cyclists and pedestrians during an attack of mental illness.

Malmö District Court sentenced the man, who came to Sweden as a 16-year-old at the height of refugee crisis in November 2015, to compulsory forensic psychiatric treatment followed by deportation to Afghanistan. He would then be banned from returning to the country until 2029.
 
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