Sunday, January 16

An accused after an incident of violence in Molde – investigates the connection with the discovery of a dead person elsewhere

A man in his 20s has been arrested, charged with grievous bodily harm after an incident of violence in Molde. A person who was found dead elsewhere has not been identified.

The police are on the scene and investigating the discovery of a dead person in Molde. Photo: Kjell Langmyren / NTB

Both incidents were reported Wednesday night. The man who has been arrested is a Norwegian man in his 20s with a foreign background, the police inform in a press briefing on Wednesday morning.

The apprehended person has not yet been able to be questioned. It is not clear if he has been appointed a defender.

Police Inspector Yngve Skovly in Møre og Romsdal police district says that the man was taken care of by people on the spot before the police arrived.

Found dead person at another address

It was at 1.44 and 1.45 on Wednesday night that the police in Molde received two reports – first a serious incident of violence at a private address, and then about the finding of a dead person at another address in the center of Molde.

– At the first address, a person was found seriously injured. One person was arrested on the spot, says police station chief Per Karstein Røv in Molde.

At this address, several people were present, and a man was arrested and charged with violence. The police say that there is nothing to indicate that there has been any kind of gathering in the apartment.

Investigating possible context

At the other address, in a house on Fuglseth, a dead person was found. The person is not identified.

– We have blocked off the home, and technical investigations are underway on site now. They will last for a good while in the future, says Røv.

The police state that they are investigating whether there is a connection between the incidents, the relevant addresses and those involved.

– It is a central hypothesis that there may be a connection between the incidents, but we do not know yet, says police inspector Yngve Skovly in Møre og Romsdal police district.

He states that witness interviews and surveys will be conducted in addition to another investigation on Wednesday.

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