Stockholm terror trial could begin in February

The preliminary investigation into the April Stockholm terror attack is complete and the trial is expected to begin in February, the deputy chief prosecutor in the case told Swedish broadcaster TV4.

Uzbek national Rakhmat Akilov is being held in custody after confessing to driving the truck in the attack on Drottninggatan last spring which killed five people and injured several more.

The prosecution has been granted several extensions of the time allocated to the preliminary investigation by Stockholm District Court in order to gather more evidence, with the last of the extensions approved in November.