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Police in the town of Östersund, Sweden, has warned women not to walk alone after dark, since cases of violence against women are a worrying trend in the area.

The Local.se reports that officers in Östersund held a press conference on Mach 7, explaining that there had been at least six reports of violence against women in the area since February 20th.

Head of regional police Stephen Jerand explained to Swedish media: «This is serious, we care about the protection of women and that is why we are going out and talking about this.»

«The solution can never be to not go out because of such a warning. We have very many women who work in home and social care at night for example. What are they supposed to do?» the city’s mayor Ann-Sofie Andersson reacted in an interview with the Swedish broadcaster SVT.

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