On Wednesday, the police arrested two more people in connection with the hit-and-run case at Solli plass in Oslo on Sunday. We are talking about two boys/men aged 16 and 18, says police attorney Ole Kristian Holtsmark to Dagbladet.
– They were arrested at their homes today, without drama. They are charged with attempted murder or complicity in this, says the police attorney.
Cathrine Grøndahl defends the 18-year-old.
– He denies guilt, she tells Dagbladet.
Denies criminal guilt
Thus, a total of four boys/men have been arrested and charged in the case. Yesterday, an 18-year-old was remanded in custody for four weeks, while today a 17-year-old was produced in the Oslo district court.
– He is connected to the incident, but denies criminal guilt, and opposes imprisonment, the 17-year-old’s defender Magnus Brekke Svanberg tells Dagbladet.
Holtsmark has requested that the 17-year-old be imprisoned for two weeks with letter and visitor control. The district court has accepted the petition, says defense attorney Svanberg after the court hearing.
The charge is the same for all four.
The victim, a man in his teens, sustained critical injuries when he was hit by a car in Inkognitogata behind the Castle at 7pm on Sunday. It has not yet been possible to question him.
– Very serious
Police prosecutor Holtsmark yesterday characterized the case as “very serious”, partly because, according to him, the car was traveling at high speed during the collision.
Hit by a car: – Critical damage
The main accused, the 18-year-old, is also linked to the incident, but he also denies criminal guilt, and opposed the police’s request for isolation, although he agreed to imprisonment. The district court partially accepted this, and gave him solitary confinement for one instead of two weeks.
The police are keeping their cards close to their chest in the case, and today’s prison meeting was closed. They do not want to say anything about the cause of the collision.
– We think we are now starting to get a good picture of the course of events, Holtsmark tells Dagbladet.
The two most recently arrested have not yet been questioned, but the police hope they will give statements as soon as possible.