Six accused of sword attack acquitted

Six accused of sword attack acquitted

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full screen Helsingborg’s district court freed six people who had been charged with attempted murder. Archive image. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

Two men were seriously injured after an attack in Helsingborg in April when they were surrounded by people who attacked them with swords. Six people were later charged with attempted murder, but the Helsingborg district court acquitted them.

The prosecution has relied too much on information from those who were injured in the attack, the court believes. Their description of the event is essentially credible, but they have also provided information that is incorrect or difficult to explain. For example, they have claimed that the attackers were not masked and that they recognized them, but witnesses have said they saw masked attackers. Initially, the two crime victims were also unable to provide any details.

It has emerged during the trial that one of the two men who were attacked has done extensive research on the internet and in social media. “Normal police criminal investigation work has largely been replaced by private investigative work,” the court writes in a press release.