crime

Boy almost killed on campsite

An eleven year old Norwegian boy was almost killed on a camping site in central Swedish Värmland Friday after an unknown gang of people lifted him up and put a noose around his neck.

He managed to avoid strangulation by standing on his tiptoes for ten minutes until a passer-by arrived and could could cut the rope.

The boy's father told Norwegian tabloid VG that the group of people had covered the boy's eyes, so he could not see what was happening, or who was doing it.

Local police say they have no suspects at the moment, reports news agency TT, but the boy's father thinks it was a group of teens.

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