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Police detain third suspect in Pori child abduction case

Investigators believe that a child was taken abroad without consent.

The front door of Pori's police station.
All three suspects face possible charges of abduction and aggravated deprivation of liberty. Image: Jenni Kivimäki / Yle
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Police in Southwest Finland have detained a third suspect in the investigation into a suspected case of child abduction that took place in the city of Pori on Sunday.

Investigators have reached the conclusion that the child was taken abroad without a guardian's consent.

Now, a total of three individuals are under suspicion of abduction and aggravated deprivation of liberty crimes.

Inspector Kimmo Lindholm, who is leading the investigation, confirmed on Thursday that a third person has been taken into custody in connection with the case.

The main suspect, a Finnish man thought to be around 60 years old, was ordered to be remanded in custody in abstentia by Satakunta District Court on Tuesday.

In addition, a woman, who authorities said was in her fifties, has been in custody since Monday. A request by police for her continued detainment is pending approval from Satakunta District Court.

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