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Girl in Hospital after Violent Assault

An 18-year-old girl is in hospital after suffering a brutal assault in a guesthouse in Reykjavík last night.

policecar_psArchive photo by Páll Stefánsson.

A staff member of the guesthouse called the police around 3:00 am this morning after hearing loud noises and a cry for help from the guest’s room. The assailant was still at the premises when the police arrived and was subsequently arrested and placed in custody.

The woman was transported from the scene to the emergency ward of the Landspítali National University Hospital. She is said to have suffered extensive facial injuries but there were reportedly no signs of a knife or a bat having been used in the attack.

According to, the police are taking the incident very seriously and will make a decision later today as to whether to demand a custody order over the assailant.


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