Malmö police have retracted their advice to women not to go out alone after darkness, admitting it was ‘unfortunate and unclear’.
Local police had made a much-criticised public statement advising women not to go out alone after darkness following the brutal rape of a 17-year old girl in central Malmö at the weekend.
It the third rape attack in the city in around a month, and occurred after midnight when the victim was walking through a playground area. On Sunday, the police officer leading the investigation was widely quoted in Swedish media advising women only go out in pairs or as part of a group after darkness.
This morning Malmö police issued a formal statement retracting the officer Anders Nilsson’s remarks as being “unfortunate and unclear”.