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Kidnapped Russian mum found dead

A 26-year-old woman reported missing with her one-year-old son has been found dead in a wood near the home of her former Swedish partner.

The man, the father of her young son, was arrested on Monday wearing blood-stained clothes and suspected of having kidnapped the woman and her child from their Norway home.

The woman was still missing at the time of his arrest but has since been found dead in the Notudden forest close to the man's home in Norway.

Police found the 11-month-old baby safe.

The woman was found near a road, according to Norwegian police, who said that the man in interrogation with Swedish officers admitted to having killed the woman and told them where he had dumped the body.

Police in Norway received a phone call on Sunday from a woman asking for help. The line was suddenly cut off but the call was traced to a flat in , west of Oslo.

Officers issued a description of the man’s car and informed other Norwegian police districts, as well as the Swedish and Danish police.

According to Aftonbladet, a 45-year-old man was arrested in Växjö, southern Sweden. Norwegian police said his clothes were soiled with blood stains.

”The arrest was completely undramatic,” said the Norwegian prosecutor Jon H Borgen to newspaper Aftonbladet.

The Norwegian police told the paper that the man is a Swedish citizen living in Norway, while the woman and child are Russian citizens who lived just outside Oslo.

The 45-year-old was not previously known to Norwegian police. After he had confessed his guilt, the police concentrated their search to the area where he said he had left the woman's body and subsequently found her.

The man is wanted for murder and a request to have him extradited to Norway will be filed on Tuesday, according to Aftonbladet.

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‘Italian police want to smear us’: Norway firm

The Norwegian company accused of running a "child kidnapping and human trafficking gang" in Italy has accused police in Palermo, Sicily, of deliberately seeking to smear it with false allegations.

'Italian police want to smear us': Norway firm
Martin Waage - ABP World Global website
The Norwegian company accused of running a "child kidnapping and human trafficking gang" in Italy has accused police in Palermo, Sicily, of deliberately seeking to smear it with false allegations. 
 
"These allegations were made by the Palermo police with the sole purpose of harming ABP World Group," ABP World Group said in a press release on Monday night. 
 
The company, which describes itself as a "child recovery" specialist, said that it always followed local and international laws, never used firearms, and only worked for parents who had been awarded sole custody of their children. 
 
Martin Waage, CEO and founder of ABP World Group, said: “We are a serious company working with legal child recoveries. We never use weapons – that would mean that the situation was already too dangerous for the child involved." 
 
The company said that two of its employees have now spent a year in jail in Tunisia without trial. 
 
"They have been falsely accused by Tunisian police of a 'potential kidnapping', when in fact they were hired as a security detail to a woman who was due in court for a custody trial," it said. 
 
"As of today, the mother has been given sole custody of the child by Tunisian court as well, but is still held against her will in Tunisia and hasn’t got her child returned which is a gross violation of the mother´s rights."
 
Sicilian police announced last week that they had arrested four people connected with the company, including Larysa Moskalenko, a Ukrainian former Olympic sailing champion, who is accused of hiring our speedboats to the alleged kidnappers.  
 
Sicilian police said that the company employed  “contractors, for the most part veterans of special corps from the armed forces, ready to offer their operational skills to whoever was willing to pay them handsomely enough." 
 
It accused them of using weapons, such as taser guns and pepper spray during their operations. 
 
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