Official information
Banner
Banner

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

 

 


Related Articles

Football: Norway Cup 2014 opens

The Norway Cup, also called "The World's Largest Football Tournament for young people", opens in Oslo on Friday with a flower parade...Read more...

Tall ships races visits Bergen

The Tall Ships Races 2014 is visiting Bergen, western Norway this weekend. The race started in Harlingen, the Netherlands, and visited Fredrikstad, before arrivingn Bergen. The race ends in Esbjerg, Denmark. ..Read more...

SAS resumes flights to Israel

SAS has decided to resume flights to the Ben Gurion Airport at Tel Aviv, after the airline stopped all flights to the Israeli airport earlier in the week...Read more...

Norway boosts security after terror alert

National security has been stepped up across Norway following intelligence reports of a possible imminent "terrorist attack" by militants who have fought in Syria...Read more...

Record July temperatures in Oslo

The warmest July temperature for Oslo ever recorded, at 33.4 degrees Celcius, was registered at the Blindern Met Office on Thursday...Read more...

Statoil employees go back to work at In Amenas

In AmenasFive Norwegians were killed in the terrorist attack at the gas field In Amenas in Algeria on January 16, 2013. A group of Statoil's staff have now returned to the field...Read more...

Warn of terrorist threat against Norway

The Norwegian Security Police (PST) and the Intelligence Service have warned of possible concrete terrorist acts against Norway. Masures have been taken to meet this threat.This was announced by PST Chief Benedicte Bjørnland at a press conference in Oslo Thursday morning...Read more...

Athletics: Thorkildsen ends season

Norwegian javeline ace Andreas Thorkildsen (32) has announced that he will not be able to compete the rest of this season, due to a serious hip problem...Read more...

Data growth gives solid Q2 result for Telenor

Norwegian Telenor Group is reporting solid financial performance for the second quarter with profitable growth, and with close to four million new customers. ..Read more...

Liv Ullmann invited to the Toronto International Film Festival

Liv UllmannNorwegian film director Liv Ullmann is bringing her latest feature film, Miss Julie, to the Toronto International Film Festival in September...Read more...

Norwegian airlines cancel flights to Israel

Both Norwegian and SAS have announced that they are cancelling all flights to Tel Aviv until further notice...Read more...

Ice Hockey: New contract for Zuccarello

New York Rangers have announced that they have agreed to terms for a new one year contract worth USD 3.5 million with Norwegian forward Mats Zuccarello. ..Read more...

Sorrow and solidarity marked July 22 ceremonies

Oslo Cathedral"There is always time to grieve over those who died from the July 22 attacks," said leader of the Labour Party. Jonas Gahr Støre during Tuesday's memorial in Oslo Cathedral...Read more...

Weeklong heatwave over Norway

Norwegians who left for warmer shores to enjoy their summer holiday, can hardly believe what they hear from home: Long, sunny days with temperatures even above 30 degrees Celcius many places south of Trondheim...Read more...

Memorial ceremonies on nationwide TV

NRK TV1 will broadcast the three main July 22nd memorial ceremonies on nationwide TV: ..Read more...

62 Degrees North

http://www.norwaypost.no/components/com_gk3_photoslide/thumbs_big/612298Web_0074_hm_567x378_72.jpg

Sea Safari

Let the adrenalin flow during our exiting sea safari in an open rapid RIB boat. Discover Ålesund from the sea. Visit seal colonies and experience puffins and eagles at the See details

http://www.norwaypost.no/components/com_gk3_photoslide/thumbs_big/979953Web_Brosundet_lighthouse_room_49.jpg

Brosundet Lighthouse

Hotel Brosundet is small and intimate with only 47 rooms. The jewel in our treasury-box is Room 47. Only a few minutes walk from the hotel lies the old and See details

http://www.norwaypost.no/components/com_gk3_photoslide/thumbs_big/489969Web_DSC_4757.jpg

Storfjord Hotel

Storfjord Hotel is a secluded luxury hotel situated in Øvre Glomset, 30 km east of Ålesund, on a hillside overlooking the Storfjord and the Sunnmøre Alps. Ever since it opened See details

http://www.norwaypost.no/components/com_gk3_photoslide/thumbs_big/971299Web_Kajakk_Brosundet.jpg

Kayaking in Brosundet

A surprisingly large number of Norway’s most stunning natural attractions are concentrated around 62 degrees north latitude. Our company, 62˚Nord is a local company, with the intimate local knowledge necessary See details

http://www.norwaypost.no/components/com_gk3_photoslide/thumbs_big/739979Web_640__Somerruter_Foto_RasmusKongs__re.jpg

Summer Trip

Join a tour with a comfortable sightseeing boat to the wild and majestic Hjørundfjord, with stunning views of mountains and fjords at their most spectacular! The meeting between the torn See details

Local News in Brief

Social Networking

WHAT's YOUR OPINION

Should Norway apply for the 2022 Winter Olympics ?

Norwaypost Classifieds

Statoil
Norges Rederiforbund
Eidsvoll 200 year
2012 Norsk Polarinstitutt

.Partners

Bedin Front Right Top
Folkeuniversitetet
Norsk Romsenter
NORGE.NO/DIFI