Police hunt for double murder suspect

Police in southern Sweden have put out a warrant for the arrest of a 35-year old man for the murder of two men found in the trunk of a burning car near Halmstad on Sweden's west coast earlier this month.

Police hunt for double murder suspect
Police seal off a building just south of Dalby

The man, who is still at large, is believed to be one of several suspects involved in the murders, which new evidence suggests took place near Lund in southern Sweden. An investigation is currently underway at a house in the Dalby-Genarp locality outside Lund, where police investigators believe the murderers recently attempted to cover their tracks. The police have issued an appeal for information from anyone who may have noticed digging in the area on January 14th, 2010.

“About two metres of earth was removed from a three metres squared area,” Bo Lundqvist, Skåne county criminal investigation commissioner, told TT.

The police and public prosecutor have confirmed that the murders have an international connection. Previous media reports have indicated that the murders were linked to drug smuggling cartels in Norway and Russia.

The bodies were found after emergency crews received a call about a red Volvo S60 on fire on a bridge over the E6 motorway on January 6th, 2010.

Police investigations have revealed that both victims were subjected to extreme violence before being stowed away in car which was subsequently set alight. So far only one of the victims, a 25-year-old man from Värmland in western Sweden, has been identified. The other victim, has not yet been identified but is believed to be a 40-year old relative of the man.

According to Police in Mälmo in southern Sweden, the suspect and the victims knew each other.

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Two dead after pub shooting in eastern Swedish town Sandviken

Two people are dead and another two injured after a shooting in an Irish pub in the town of Sandviken. Police believe one of the dead people was the target and the other three innocent bystanders.

Two dead after pub shooting in eastern Swedish town Sandviken

The shooting broke out at the pub Mulligan’s in central Sandviken, a town near Gävle around 200 kilometres north of Stockholm, just after 10pm on Thursday.

“We suspect that one person was the target and the other three were at the scene for various reasons, but were not involved. I can’t say at this stage whether they were employees or guests,” police press spokesperson Magnus Jansson Klarin told Swedish news agency TT.

“The suspected target is one of the deceased. Unfortunately the other fatal victim is a person who didn’t have anything to do with it,” he added.

The two victim are men in their 20s and 70s.

The other two, a woman in her 20s and a man in his mid-40s, have non-life-threatening injuries.

A man in his 20s is wanted in connection with the shooting, according to unconfirmed reports by regional newspaper Gefle Dagblad, but no arrests had been made by Friday afternoon.

Police said on Friday afternoon that they believe the shooting was part of a personal conflict and not linked to an ongoing deadly gang conflict in recent weeks which has claimed victims in Stockholm and Uppsala. But they added that they could not yet say with certainty.