Malmö police retract ‘unfortunate’ advice warning women not to go out alone after dark

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”.