Olof Palme. Foto: Scanpix.

New leads in Palme murder investigation

 More than a hundred people have answered a new police appeal for leads into the murder of Swedish prime minister Olof Palme 27 years ago, report news agencies AFP and TT.

On the anniversary of the premier's death last week, the police opened a telephone line for information about the case, leading to a surge in new tips, some for the first time.

The officer in charge of the case, Dag Andersson, told TT that "some of these testimonies are interesting" for the investigation.

"We will study them and determine what are the new pieces of information and those which have not been verified."

Palme was shot dead by a lone gunman on the evening of February 28, 1986, shortly after leaving a cinema in central Stockholm to walk home with his wife.

The murder has never been solved despite hundreds of thousands of leads over the years.

In 2010 Sweden scrapped its 25-year statute of limitations on murder, allowing the investigation to continue.

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