THREE Swedish police officers were taken to hospital after being attacked by a violent mob on a routine mission in a ‘no-go zone’ on Friday evening.
Officers in Sweden’s capital were on patrol in the suburb of Rinkeby when they are set upon by a group of 20-30 thugs.
Police spokeswoman Eva Nilsson said the sickening attack on her colleagues happened after they stopped to search an individual at around 11pm.
Moments later the mob appeared and started hitting, kicking and throwing bottles and glass at the attending officers.
Ms Nilsson said: “It is utterly unacceptable that this happened during normal service.
“The trouble started after a [routine search of a person]. People came out from a place nearby, a restaurant or what it was.
“Exactly how many people were involved is difficult to say, but the officers [assess] it to be between 20-30 people. All of them were not active, but they were observing the incident.
“Bottles and glass was also thrown at the police.”
Three police officers were taken to hospital for treatment after the brutal clash, and Ms Nilsson added: “Of course it’s serious when police officers on duty are attacked in this way.
“Unfortunately this is the reality… for officers.”
The official also confirmed three people had been detained following the sickening incident.
The shocking attack on the on-duty officers is just one of many incidents, as officials have placed more than 50 areas on a ‘no-go zone’ list where they admit they do not have control.
Lawless thugs are wreaking havoc unchecked, and officers are often at personal risk when entering the crisis-hit areas.
As the crisis in the Swedish police force continues to grow as they are powerless against the increasing number of violent crimes, one officer took to Facebook to share his frustration.
In a seething post, Peter Springare, who works as an investigator for the police in Örebro, a small city in southern Sweden, said migrants were to blame for the majority of crimes.
The former deputy chief of the serious crimes division wrote: “I’m so f***** tired. What I’m writing here isn’t politically correct. But I don’t care.
“Our pensioners are on their knees, the schools are a mess, healthcare is an inferno, the police is completely destroyed. Everyone knows why, but no one dares or wants to say why.”