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Swedish tourist held in Spain for sex assaults


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Public help catch man from Västra Götaland region
A man in his mid-20s from Sweden’s region of Västra Götaland is being held in Barcelona on suspicion of a number of sexual assaults.
In Spain as a tourist, he is suspected of sexually assaulting four different women. Sweden’s foreign ministry confirmed that a man in his 20s was in custody.
The man was seized in the Sants-Montjuïc area of Barcelona when he tried to assault a woman who managed to scream for help, Spanish media report.
When other people arrived, the man tried to run away but was chased by two people who caught him and held him until police arrived.
“We are in contact with the embassy in Madrid,” foreign ministry spokesperson Johanna Westlund told the TT news agency. “We have no more updates for now.”
Aftonbladet / TT / The Local


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