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The Foreigner Violent week in Norway. NEWS ROUND-UP: One person died and several were injured this week in separate incidents marking a violent start to 2012 in Norway. In the first case, Os police are still without a clue as to 98-year-old Hilda Feste’s killer after she was found dead in her Gamleheimshagen apartment in Hordaland on New Year’s Day.Appeal for witnesses The pensioner had been sexually abused and a subsequent autopsy revealed she had sustained massive head injuries, which might have contributed, to her death.

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Published on Sunday, 8th January, 2012 at 16:49 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

NEWS ROUND-UP: One person died and several were injured this week in separate incidents marking a violent start to 2012 in Norway.



In the first case, Os police are still without a clue as to 98-year-old Hilda Feste’s killer after she was found dead in her Gamleheimshagen apartment in Hordaland on New Year’s Day.

Appeal for witnesses

The pensioner had been sexually abused and a subsequent autopsy revealed she had sustained massive head injuries, which might have contributed, to her death.

A home nurse, who arrived at the scene five minutes after the victim activated her personal security alarm, witnessed the attack and saw the perpetrator fleeing the scene. 

Whilst it is unknown whether her attacker left any traces of DNA, two men, aged 42 and 40, respectively, are now no longer suspects.

Police are now considering mass testing of males in their 40s to try to identify her assailant, described as light-skinned and in his 30s or 40s.

“It’s vital those who know or think they might know something about the matter contact officers. We are very grateful for any information,” police prosecutor Asbjørn Onarheim says to NRK.

On Wednesday evening, an unknown man knifed a 29-year-old woman in Porsgrunn, Telemark, after arriving on her doorstep dressed as a postal worker.

The assailant pursued the victim and her three children through the house before stabbing her in the throat, hand, and chest. None of the children, who ran into the cellar for cover, was hurt. 

Her attacker is described as a Norwegian man, slim, approximately 1.70 cm (5 feet 6 inches) tall, wearing a postal uniform and hat. Police are appealing for information from the public.

Self-defence

Lastly, passengers on an Oslo tram witnessed a potentially dramatic event, Thursday, after three ticket inspectors were stabbed in their arms and legs at Solli plass.

Whilst a Chilean male, 45, who was seen running away from the scene, turned himself in later that day, he has now been released without charge.

A 36-year-old Cuban man, whose identity is still unconfirmed, was indicted for the attack and has been placed in custody for four weeks. None of the victims was seriously injured. 

Ole Andreas Uttberg, lawyer for the accused, tells NTB, his client “has acknowledged the facts, but explained he panicked and acted in self-defence. He claimed the ticket inspectors put a stranglehold on him when he tried to exit the tram during the inspection.”



Published on Sunday, 8th January, 2012 at 16:49 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: norwaystabbings, hordalandsexattacker, pensionermurderernorway.


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