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Swedes to rally as nation prepares to mourn attack victims

Hundreds of flowers have been left on a fence close to the scene of the department store attack. Credit: AP

Swedish citizens are expected to deliver a show of solidarity against terror as the nation prepares to formally mourn the victims of the lorry attack in Stockholm.

Hundreds of people laid flowers close to the scene of Friday's attack, including Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, while a street demonstration is anticipated on Sunday.

Mr Lofven confirmed a minute's silence will be held across Sweden at midday on Monday to commemorate the dead.

A 39-year-old man from Uzbekistan has been arrested on suspicion of "terrorist crimes through murder" after the attack which claimed four lives.


Hundreds of floral tributes laid at Stockholm scene

Hundreds of floral tributes have been laid. Credit: PA

Hundreds of floral tributes have been laid in Stockholm just 24 hours after a lorry attack killed four people in the Swedish capital.

The Scandinavian country's prime minister Stefan Löfven was among those to lay flowers in memory of the victims.

In the wake of the attack he urged Swedes to "get through this", and strolled through the streets to chat with people.

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven was among those paying respects. Credit: PA

'Suspect device' found in Stockholm attack lorry

The lorry crashed into Ahlens department store on Friday afternoon Credit: PA

A "suspect device" was found in the driver's seat of the lorry used in the Stockholm attack, police have said.

At a press conference, detectives also revealed the 39-year-old suspect from Uzbekistan was known to security services but that the intelligence was "marginal".

The man is not thought to have spoken to detectives since he was arrested yesterday.

ITV News reporter Sally Lockwood said Swedish police are drawing "clear similarities" with the Westminster attack on 22 March.

Stockholm attack suspect is 39-year-old from Uzbekistan

The Swedish prosecutor has confirmed that the man suspected of carrying out Friday's lorry attack in Stockholm is a 39-year-old man from Uzbekistan.

Security services had intelligence on him but he was regarded as a marginal character, police said.

He was arrested in the north of the city on Friday after a high-speed police chase.

Police said the man arrested was the same as the one pictured in images released by them earlier on Friday. Credit: Swedish police/PA

High-speed police chase in hunt for Stockholm attacker

Dramatic footage of a high-speed police chase has emerged of detectives closing in on the man they believe was responsible for carrying out Friday's deadly lorry attack in Stockholm.

The chase ended in countryside north of the city, where the man was detained.

Officers said the suspect matches the description of a man they were hunting after he was spotted near the attack in the Swedish capital.


Theresa May pledges solidarity with Sweden after attack

Theresa May expressed condolences on behalf of the British people in her call with the Swedish Prime Minister. Credit: PA

Prime Minister Theresa May has spoken with her Swedish counterpart and offered to work together against extremist attacks.

Downing Street said she had expressed condolences on behalf of the British people in a telephone call to Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven.

The statement said the two leaders agreed on the importance of working together to tackle such threats.

Britain was hit by a similar attack last month when a man drove a car into pedestrians before stabbing a policeman to death outside the Houses of Parliament.

Five are released from hospital after Stockholm attack

A street is cordoned off following the attack in central Stockholm. Credit: AP

Five of the 15 people who were injured in the Stockholm lorry attack have been released from hospital.

Sweden's health service said four of the 10 remaining were seriously injured and two are in intensive care.

It added that the one child still in Karolinska Hospital was not seriously injured.

Four people were killed when the driver of a hijacked truck ploughed into a group of pedestrians in central Stockholm on Friday.

Swedish police said they have arrested a man who is "likely" to be the culprit.

Man arrested 'likely' to be driver in Sweden lorry attack

The scene of the crash in Drottninggatan on Friday. Credit: PA

A man arrested following the deadly lorry attack in Stockholm is "likely" to be the driver of the hijacked truck which ploughed into pedestrians, Swedish Police said.

The man was detained in a northern Stockholm suburb on Friday and later arrested on suspicion of "terrorist crimes through murder".

Four people were killed after the beer lorry crashed into a department store in the Swedish capital on Friday afternoon.

"Yes, it is correct, it is likely him," police spokesman Lars Bystrom said on Saturday.

"The person in question has been arrested as the culprit, in this case the driver," he added.

The prosecutor, Hans Ihrman, said that the unidentified suspect should face a pre-trial custody hearing before midday on Tuesday or be released.

Officials also confirmed that only one person has been arrested in the case, contrary to media reports that two had been detained.

Beauty products remain on display at lorry attack scene

Cordons remain in place outside the Ahlens department store in central Stockholm. Credit: APTN

Beauty products remain on display yards from where a department store shop window was smashed in during Friday's deadly lorry attack in Stockholm city centre.

Beauty products remain on the shelves in the now glass-less shop front in Stockholm. Credit: APTN

Swedish police have cordoned off the attack site and towed the vehicle away as an investigation gets underway.

A bent street sign and damaged traffic light remain as evidence of the attack. Credit: APTN

Four people were killed after the hijacked lorry was driven along the pedestrianised street, Drottninggatan, in the busy shopping district before crashing into the Ahlens department store just before 3pm local time.

The attack killed four people after a beer lorry was hijacked and driven down the pedestrianised road. Credit: APTN
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