Sweden pays tribute to victims of horror truck attack

Sweden pays tribute to victims of horror truck attack
By Christopher Cummins with AGENCIES
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Sweden mourns those killed in truck attack


Sweden has mourned the victims of Friday’s truck attack in Stockholm.

Members of the Swedish royal family joined politicians outside Stockholm City Hall.

The Swedish Royal Family are attending the ceremony honouring victims of Friday’s attack in #Stockholmpic.twitter.com/pamLi2RvkZ

— The Royal Forums (@theroyalforums) April 10, 2017

Prime Minister Stefan Lofven addressed those gathered: “Friends, Sweden, Belgium and the United Kingdom stand together in mourning the citizens we have lost. Our three countries have suffered horrendous acts of terrorism, but we have also seen the strength, determination and power of our democratic societies.”

Police investigating the Stockholm lorry attack have interviewed 600 people. pic.twitter.com/GwD5zUSDzK

— Heart London News (@HeartLondonNews) April 10, 2017

At the scene of the carnage that left four people dead and 15 injured, people left flowers and wrote messages.

In the debate following the deaths Jimmie Åkesson leader of the right-wing populist Sweden Democrats called for aslyum seekers that have had their claim rejected to be placed in custody.

Today thousands of people gather in Stockholm to show that peace and love will win over violence and hate. #openstockholmpic.twitter.com/9RxOeNG3Rv

— Sweden.se (@swedense) April 9, 2017

Two Swedish nationals, one an 11-year-old-girl.
A British national 41-year-old Chris Bevington and a Belgian woman died in the attack.

A 39-year-old Uzbek man is being held in connection with the crime.

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