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Arnar Jónsson Aspar's home in Mosfellsdalur.

Chokehold the cause of death in Mosfellsdalur attack

28 Jun Only one of the suspected attackers in the murder in Mosfellsdalur is still in custody. Snapchat videos two attackers took of the victim after the attack form a part of the evidence in the case.

The police say it's a certain that much of the prostitution in Iceland is connected to crime syndicates.

Immense increase in prostitution in Iceland

28 Jun According to Snorri Birgisson of the Reykjavik Metropolitan Police most of the women are foreign. The police say it’s a certain it’s connected to crime syndicates.

The victim was attacked at his home Æsustaðir in Mosfellsdalur, a few kilometres outside Reykjavik.

One of the attackers was the victim's childhood friend

9 Jun Neigbours say there was never any commotion around Arnar Jónsson Aspar's home before. He was attacked by six people at his home two days ago, and savagely beaten in front of his family. He did not survive.

Æsustaðir, the victim's home.

Attackers well-known criminals awaiting sentence

8 Jun Two of the attackers in the murder of Arnar Jónsson Aspar yesterday had been sentenced to prison for firing shotguns in Reykjavik. The case was appealed and they were on the loose. Another is a well known criminal with many assaults on his record.

Arnar Jónsson Aspar and Heiðdís Helga Aðalsteinsdóttir.

Baby girl slept through the violent attack on her father

8 Jun Arnar Jónsson Aspar was the name of the man murdered in Iceland yesterday. His wife begged the attackers to stop. Her grandfather had dined with them, he had a heart attack while witnessing the murder.

The victim was at home with his wife and newborn child when the attackers came to his door.

At home with newborn child and wife when attacked

8 Jun The man who died after a savage attack last night was at home with his wife and newborn child when the attackers knocked at his door. They drove a car over his feet and used clubs to beat him.

The man was taken to a hospital, where he passed away.

Man dies after savage attack in Mosfellsdalur, Iceland

8 Jun A man in his forties died after being attacked and severely beaten in his home in Mosfellsdalur, a few kilometres from Reykjavik. According to RÚV, the attack is connected to illegal debt enforcement.

Sisters in court

Sisters found guilty in PM blackmail case

7 Apr Sisters Hlín Einarsdóttir and Malín Brand were found guilty for attempting to blackmail Icelandic Prime Minister and were sentenced 12 months in prison. “Shockingly harsh,” says Brand’s attorney.

New wave of cat poison killings in Iceland?

12 Dec Reports have been received of six cats having recently been killed in the Greater Reykjavik municipality of Hafnarfjörður after ingesting cat food spiked with anti-freeze.

Shelagh Donov­an.

Fifteen months of “delayed justice” for Jökulsárlón victim

6 Dec The husband of the Canadian woman who was run over and killed by an amphibious tour vehicle at Iceland’s famous Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon in August 2015 has written to Iceland’s Home Affairs Minister to complain about the slow progress made in the case.

Is Iceland’s cat murderer back on the attack?

17 Nov Police have been informed of a dead cat in the South Iceland town of Selfoss, killed by ingesting anti-freeze – in a case reminiscent of similar cat deaths this year and last year.

Arsonists finally destroy Iceland’s Christmas goat

14 Nov After a failed attempt to torch the famous festive symbol last week, the 2016 IKEA Christmas goat is no more – after arsonists managed to burn it to the ground last night.


VIDEO: Arsonists attempt to torch Iceland’s Christmas goat

10 Nov Two men were caught on camera in the early hours of this morning trying to set fire to the traditional Christmas goat outside the premises of IKEA Iceland.

The man was arrested in July last year.

Charges dropped in Iceland HIV infection case

20 Sep 2016 Charges against a man arrested last year on suspicion of deliberately infecting women in Iceland with HIV have been dropped.

Six arrested as Iceland police bust huge cannabis factory

13 Sep 2016 Police seized sizeable quantities of drugs and arrested six people on Friday following the discovery of a sophisticated large-scale cannabis factory in the Greater Reykjavik municipality of Kópavogur.


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