Thursday 26 April 2018

Breivik victim tells how he wrote parents' number in blood

Richard Orange in Malmo

A man shot in the face by Norwegian extremist Anders Behring Breivik has told a court how he wrote his parents' telephone number on the floor in his own blood, as his wounds left him unable to speak.

Glenn Waldenstrom (20) was one of five witnesses who described yesterday how the mass killer opened fire in the cafe where they were hiding, killing 13 people.

"I could not talk, so I spat some blood on the floor and wrote my family's telephone number in the blood," he said of what happened after Breivik left the building. "Someone called my family."

Mr Waldenstrom spent nearly a month in hospital, and still has only 10pc vision in his right eye. He said he had felt triumphant when Breivik described in court seeing one of his victims lying dead on the floor, bleeding from the neck.

"I got a very strong sense of victory and thought, 'Ha, I fooled you!'," Mr Waldenstrom told the court.

Breivik has confessed to killing 77 people in the attack last July -- eight in a bomb blast in the government quarter of Oslo, and 69 during his attack on a youth camp on the island of Utoya.

Ingvild Leren Stensrud (17) who was also in the cafe, told the court how she had lain under a corpse, pretending to be dead, after Breivik shot at the area where she was hiding.

When he moved on, only two people around her were left alive.

The trial continues. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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