Oslo: Five young men end up in court after violent incidents involving knife and machete

Oslo District CourtPhoto: Trond Reidar Teigen / NTB
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Five young men aged 18 to 23 must appear in court in Oslo in June, accused of two serious episodes of violence at Torshov in March last year.

Three of the five are charged with attempted murder, while two are charged with bodily harm and grievous bodily harm.

Two young men were life-threateningly injured in two episodes of violence in two different streets at Torshov on the night of March 20 last year. 

The two episodes of violence took place in Edvard Griegs alle and Sigurd Lies gate a few minutes after midnight.

Both a knife and a machete were used in the incident, and a boy in his teens and a man in his early 20s were both stabbed several times. 

Ongoing conflict

Last year, the police informed the news bureau NTB that they believe the violence was connected to an ongoing conflict between young people in Oslo.

Four of the accused men do not admit criminal guilt, according to newspaper Sagene Avis. 

For two of the defendants, section 79 of the Penal Code applies, which allows the court to increase the total sentence by up to six years.

The trial starts in Oslo District Court on June 8. The court has set aside nine days for the case.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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