Morning Headlines: Tuesday 29th August 2017


Turku Suspects:

Police in Turku will have to decide today whether to continue holding four suspects in the August 18th knife rampage attack; or whether to let them go. The men were arrested in the wake of the attack, which left two women dead and six other people wounded. They have been charged with terror-inspired murder and attempted murder. The police will have to present new evidence in court today if they want to keep holding the men in custody while the investigation continues. You can read the latest Turku developments at our story here.

Imatra Sniper Trial:

The trial of a man accused of shooting three woman with a sniper rifle in Imatra last December gets underway today. Prosecutors say the 24-year old killed a local politician and two journalists at random as they left a restaurant. According to police the man admitted the killings, but didn’t offer a clear motive for his actions – they say he left home intending to shoot someone, and the three women were the first people he came across. During the pre-trial investigation, police said the suspect was likely suffering from mental health problems.


Dry and warm along the south and south-west coasts tomorrow according to the Finnish Meteorological Institute FMI, with temperatures up to +18°C. The rest of the country won’t have it so nice. Mostly cloudy with some scattered showers in central and northern parts of Finland with temperatures between +11°C and +15°C.