Son arrested over mother’s death

A 34-year-old man was arrested in Larvik on Tuesday night on suspicion of killing a 64-year-old woman he claims was his mother.

The alleged crime came to light after police received reports of a motorist driving erratically in the south-eastern town. The car was stopped at 8.20pm.

“The man in the car explained that he had killed his mother. The police than went to an address at Hovland in Larvil where they found a dead woman,” said police inspector Magnar Pedersen.

The 34-year-old suspect, identified by the police as a psychiatric patient, has been arrested and indicted over the alleged killing.

The man has previously been arrested over threats and disorderly behaviour but no action has ever been taken due to doubts about his sanity.

The dead woman’s body is to be sent for an autopsy.

Vestfold police have asked Kripos, the National Criminal Investigation Service, to aid in the technical investigation.

Police were unable to reveal the time of death or give details about a possible motive. 

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Norwegian police to remain armed with advice to postpone Pride events dropped 

Norwegian police will continue to be armed following a mass shooting in Oslo, but the advice for Pride events nationwide to be postponed has been scrapped, the Police Directorate announced Wednesday. 

Norwegian police to remain armed with advice to postpone Pride events dropped 

Police in Norway will continue to be armed for the foreseeable future, the Norwegian Police Directorate announced yesterday. 

It was announced that police in Norway be armed following a mass shooting in Oslo, which left two dead and 21 injured last week

Yesterday, Norway’s domestic intelligence and counter-terrorism service, PST, lowered the terrorist threat level from extraordinary to high- the second-highest level. 

“The threat level in Norway has changed from extraordinary, to high, according to PST. The danger of follow-up actions or inspired attacks means that the police will continue to be temporarily armed,” the Police Directorate wrote on its website

The police said that PST had widened the threat picture from LGBT groups to other broader targets. 

“PST maintains that LGBTQI + is still included in the target picture, but also people and events that are perceived to offend Islam, religious gatherings and uniformed personnel from the police and defence,” the police said on its website. 

Police also dropped the advice that Pride and LGBT events across the country be postponed. The recommendation was implemented due to a fear of copycat attacks from PST. 

Decisions on whether it was safe for events to go ahead would be made by local authorities going forward. 

“A national recommendation to postpone Pride events expires. The police districts will themselves make risk assessments related to individual events and handling of large crowds based on the overall threat picture and local conditions,” police director Benedicte Bjørnland said.