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Wednesday 7 December 2016

Boys (13) suspect in OAP's killing

Swedish police have questioned two 13-year-old boys who are suspected of killing a 65-year-old man in southwestern Sweden and turned them over to social welfare authorities.

A police spokesman said the boys were arrested after the man was found dead on a farm near Varberg, south of Gothenburg. In Sweden, children under 15 cannot be prosecuted.

The spokesman said "witnesses and objects linking the boys to the scene" led police to detain the pair, who had left a nearby foster home.

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