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Migrant boy arrested over murder of refugee worker 'is Somalian' as family slam Swedish government

Wednesday January 27, 2016

Murder scene: Forensics investigators at the youth asylum centre

A 15-year-old migrant boy held over the murder of a Swedish refugee worker is from Somalia, one of the woman's colleagues reportedly revealed.

Alexandra Mezher, 22, was stabbed to death at an asylum seeker refuge centre in Molndal, in the Gothenburg area.

The teenage boy was arrested on suspicion of murder following the attack at about 8am on Monday.

Ms Mezher, who had been working with migrant children aged between 14-17, was rushed to Sahlgrenska Hospital but later died of her injuries.

Employees at the centre restrained the boy until police arrived.

Swedish media reports officers discovered a knife at the scene and cordoned the area off as a murder investigation was launched.

The boy, who remains in custody, is believed to be from Somalia, MailOnline reported.
Further details about the migrant boy emerged as Ms Mezher's family hit out at the Swedish government.

Mother Chiméne Mezher, 42, paid tribute to her "angel" while a cousin told reporters: "It is the Swedish politicians' fault that she is dead."

Sweden has seen a deluge of refugees and migrants descend on the country to enter the EU.
Ms Mezher's cousin added: "It's so terrible. She was a good person who wanted to good.

"And then he murdered her when she was doing her job. We have cried a lot. She was such a nice person, warm and happy."

Police spokesman Thomas Fuxborg said the suspect was a young man who was living at the centre and confirmed the he has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Mr Fuxborg did not give any further details about his nationality but added the motive was unclear at the moment.
He said: "These kinds of calls are becoming more and more common.

"We're dealing with more incidents like these since the arrival of so many more refugees from abroad."

It comes after the National Police Commissioner Dan Eliasson requested 4,100 additional officers and support staff to help fight against terrorism.

He said: "We are forced to respond to many disturbances in asylum reception centres. In some places, this takes significant police resources."


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