Saturday 20 January 2018

28 neo-Nazis held

Swedish police say around 28 people have been detained after a group of neo-Nazis attacked an anti-Nazi protest in a Stockholm suburb.

Police spokesman Sven-Erik Olsson said two people were treated in hospital and a policeman was injured.

Mr Olsson said yesterday that around 200 people participated in the planned, peaceful protest in Karrtorp, Stockholm, when they were attacked by a smaller group of about 40.

Neo-Nazis, the Swedish Resistance Movement claimed responsibility.

TOILET TRAP THIEF JAILED

A burglar who asked his victim to call the police after getting stuck in a bathroom window has been jailed for 28 months.

Daniel Severn (27) was trapped for 90 minutes, in the Howden, east Yorkshire house, hanging upside down with his foot caught in the window and his head resting on the toilet.

When he tried to call for help, he dropped his mobile phone in the bath, the 'Hull Daily Mail' reported.

Richard Sheldon, defending, said: "At first glance it looks like a sophisticated burglary, but that is really not the case. If his head had been a foot to the right, his head would have been down the toilet."

WORLD CUP WORKER DIES

A construction worker fell 115 feet to his death from the roof of the stadium that will host England's first game in the 2014 World Cup.

Marcleudo Ferreira died at the Arena da Amazonia stadium in Manaus, Brazil.

Last month, two workers were killed when a crane collapsed at the Sao Paulo stadium and another worker died in the Manaus stadium in May. Last year, a worker died after falling from a stadium in Brasilia.

GUNMEN KILL FAMILY

Gunmen broke into an Iraqi Health Ministry employee's home north of the capital and killed him and his family, as attacks across the country left a total of 10 dead yesterday, officials said.

The attackers killed the employee, his wife, two sons and a 10-year old daughter as they slept in their home in Sadiyah, police said.

GAYS PROTEST AT RULING

gay rights activists gathered in the Indian capital yesterday to protest against a decision by India's top court to uphold a ban on gay sex.

India's supreme court last week reversed a landmark 2009 lower court order that had decriminalised gay sex.

The country's gay community is demanding that the government take immediate action to remove the colonial-era law banning same-sex relations.

Irish Independent

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