A sexual assault (suspected rape) occurred near the Stockholm University subway station. This happened on Easter Day during the day at around 3pm. The suspect has not been found.
The article is in Swedish here: https://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/a/G1qyz6/ny-misstankt-utomhusvaldtakt-i-stockholm.
Living in Lappis which is the student housing next to Stockholm University, many students walk to and from Lappis to the metro station (about a 10 minute walk). I've personally never felt threatened and Sweden is generally safe but you can not be too sure about anything. For this to happen in the middle of the day, and in broad day light is even more alarming. 😡
From now on, I will be taking the bus to the subway if I am alone. I will also be dragging my boyfriend to take self defence classes with me.
#1 I have to disagree. Self defense classes can backfire unless you go atleast once a week or better still, once a day.
Self defense classes can giva a false security, you think you know how to defend yourself but in order to actually defend yourself you need hours and hours of training.
It's better to go some form of martial art like full contact karate, krav maga or something like that.
Sure you can go self defense classes too, but not as your only self defense training.
This is truly awful, thankfully it was a single incident. In Fallowfield, the student area of Manchester, sexual assault is very common and is one of the worst areas for it in the UK.
This link shows how bad the situation was in 2016 through a heat map, two years on and things have only gotten worst.
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