Man held over knife attack on Jewish woman in Sweden

The woman, who is around 60 years old, was attacked on the street on Tuesday morning and taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. On Wednesday her condition was described as serious but stable.

Police stepped up security at the Jewish centre in Helsingborg due to the woman’s role as an active member of the city’s Jewish congregation, and investigated possible anti-Semitic motives.

The suspect fled the scene after the attack, but after police had tracked him down and it emerged he was previously known…
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