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Inmate beats female prison guard to death


Summary of story from The Local, October 3, 2011

A female guard at a prison in Sweden was killed after being beaten by an inmate, police have confirmed.

The 25-year-old woman had been severely injured in an altercation with an inmate shortly before 11am on Monday at the Flemingsberg remand facility south of Stockholm.

It is not known what started the fight.

According to the Aftonbladet newspaper, the attack occurred when the prisoners were on their way to the prison yard for recess.

It said the guard was beaten with her own baton. She was taken to hospital and died less than an hour later.

Gunilla Terner, regional head for the Swedish Prison and Probation Service in Stockholm, said: “A minute ago we received confirmation that she has died. We’re now carrying out an investigation into what actually happened.”

The inmate suspected to have carried out the fatal beating has been transferred to another remand facility and police have launched a preliminary investigation into suspected murder.

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