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Man Sentenced to Custody for Stabbing

The Supreme Court of Iceland has confirmed the verdict of Reykjavík District Court that a man remain in custody until August 9 on suspicion of having stabbed another man with a knife. The victim suffered critical injuries to his rib cage.


The Supreme Court of Iceland. Photo by Páll Kjartansson.

Last Saturday evening the police were notified of a man lying unconscious on a pavement in Reykjavík. Witnesses described that the man had been stabbed with a knife and that the culprit, or culprits, had fled the scene,

The victim was taken to hospital with critical stab wounds to his back and side. Three men were arrested shortly afterwards.

One of the men admitted during questioning by the police to having gotten into a fight with the victim during which a knife was used and that he ran away when he saw the police.

The police believe they have found the weapon used in the assault in the apartment where the suspect was arrested. They stated that the investigation is at a sensitive stage and therefore it was requested that the suspect be kept in solitary confinement.

In other news, a man around 20 was stabbed in the thigh outside the shopping center Mjódd in Breiðholt, a Reykjavík suburb, at noon on Wednesday, Fréttablaðið reports.

Passersby helped the victim stop the bleeding. The man who was stabbed had the police called to the scene when his friends intended to avenge the assault.

The assailant was arrested and three others were taken to the police station for questioning. They are all aged around 20.

The motive for the assault is unclear but it appears that the men were settling an old argument. The victim was taken to the ER. He proved not to be as seriously injured as feared.


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