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Escalating conflict in Oslo Gypsy community

 

After two people were attacked with a knife, an axe and guns in Oslo on Monday, the conflict within the Gypsy community has reached an all-time high, says private investigator Finn Abrahamsen.

 

One man has been placed in custody for four weeks, charged with the attempted murder of René Karoli, a central leader in the Norwegian gypsy community who was attacked in a bingo hall in downtown Oslo on Monday. Karoli's son was the second victim in the attack.

- It's just a question of time before someone gets killed, says Abrahamsen, who also asks for police to take more action to help decrease the tension in the gypsy community.

Although Acting Section Chief Grete Lien Metlid in Oslo Police Presinct says that they are pleased with today's verdict, she informs that police is still looking for several other suspects.

According to Abrahamsen, former head of the section for violence at the Oslo Police, people from the Gypsy community have told him that they have tried to contact the police, but that they are not getting the help they need.

He thinks it is crucial that police step in to mediate between the two families, whose conflict has been ongoing for years. "These are people who turn to simple and primitive solutions. Something one does when one does not have a stable social platform," Abrahamsen says.

The man who has been charged with attempted murder has already been convicted of multiple cases of violence. He is in his forties, and is connected to one of the families in Oslo's Gypsy community.

(NRK)

Julie Ryland

 

 


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