A man who attacked and raped a woman in Malmö has been jailed and banned from returning to Sweden for a decade, after he was caught in Finland and extradited.
The woman reported to police in November last year that the man, whom she had never before met, had approached her shortly after 2am at the Möllevången square in southern Sweden’s largest city.
He followed her and kept touching her even though she tried to reject his advances, then raped her.
On Monday, Malmö District Court found a 37-year-old Tunisian man guilty of rape and sentenced him to two and a half years in jail, after which he is to be deported with a ten-year ban on returning to Sweden.
The man was identified with the help of witness statements after police released security camera footage which showed him approaching the woman, and later running from the scene.
But before he could be caught, he fled to Finland where he sought asylum. He was however arrested under a Nordic arrest warrant, and r