Thursday, July 28, 2011

Norway Massacre: Police Call Off Search Party for the Missing people following Friday's Shooting- 28th July 2011

LinkPolice in Norway have called off their search for missing people and bodies on and around the island of Utoya, following last Friday's shooting massacre.

The official figure of those - mostly young - victims killed by Anders Breivik on the island has been set at 68, and Norwegian police chief-of-staff Johan Fredriksen said "the number of missing people is very low".

"I can confirm that the search around Utoya has now ended," Mr Fredriksen told a press conference on Thursday, adding: "We will never stop searching if there is hope of finding people."

Meanwhile Breivik, the 32-year-old who has confessed to killing 76 people, including eight in a bomb in Oslo which was detonated just before the Utoya rampage, has made several unusual demands while in solitary confinement.

He has asked for a non-Norwegian psychiatrist to assess him, special food, access to his manifesto, permission to view the controversial website Wikileaks, as well as a laptop.

During his time in solitary confinement, Breivik, who will be interrogated again by police on Friday, is not allowed access to television or newspapers or anything from the outside world.

Mr Fredriksen confirmed that the killer will have "no contact with the outside world" on Thursday, and said that only his defence lawyer would have access to him during this period. Read More