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Police investigate spate of rapes in Malmö

“We suspect more than one perpetrator was involved,” said Mats Karlsson, deputy police chief in Malmö, at a press conference on Friday morning, but added that the investigation is still in its early stages.

It is the fourth attack in two months following a similar pattern – one woman attacked outside by more than one person, and police have called in a national group specializing in criminal profiling.

The group will look at if the attacks could be connected, however police do not necessarily suspect that they are. “We see no direct links, but we are not ruling anything out,” Karlsson told journalists.

“We need to treat these types of crimes with caution. It’s a person who has been through something deeply traumatizing,” he added, saying a lot of resources have been allocated to the investigation.

The woman, who is over 18, was able to get home and called the police shortly before 1am.

Read more at: https://www.thelocal.se/20171229/police-investigate-spate-of-rapes-in-malmo

Malmö police chief: ‘Help us’

In an opinion piece published by regional newspaper Sydsvenskan, he describes an “upward spiral of violence of great proportions” in the city, where police are currently dealing with 11 ongoing murder investigations and around 80 attempted murders.

However, he still feels confident, writing that Sweden’s national police have sent in backup, with more investigators to come, and local and regional police have stepped up their work.

Two recent murders in particular have left investigators perplexed: the fatal shootings of a 24-year-old dentist in December and a 16-year-old student in Rosengård this month.

In both cases, there is nothing to suggest the victims were involved in any criminal activity and they had no known enemies, sparking concerns among Malmö residents of another potential serial killer in the city.

Serial shooter Peter Mangs kept Malmö in fear during a number of months in 2009-2010, targeting people of immigrant background. He

Read more at: http://www.thelocal.se/20170127/malmo-police-chief-help-us