There will be no new police station in the troubled immigrant suburb of Rinkeby in the Swedish capital of Stockholm. Not right now anyway. The reason: no construction company dares to build it.
Rinkeby has been in the news several times recently. It was the scene of riots just after Trump had raised concerns about Sweden, and also the place of numerous attacks on journalists, including the 60 Minutes crew from Australia.
The old police station in Rinkeby was closed in the spring of 2014, but already a year later a decision was made to build a new station for a total of 240 police officers.
The new station was suppose to open in the summer, but it will not, reports Swedish Television. In fact there have not been any bids to build it at all. Construction companies do not dare take the job because they are afraid of immigrant-related violence in Rinkeby.
- It's too dangerous to build a police station in the area, say many police officers who want to be anonymous, to SVT.
The end date of the contract has actually expired, but because there have not been any bids at all, it has been extended several times. It apparently has not helped a lot.
SVT's sources say that it would require guards around the clock to get the job done, as there is a risk of theft and threats against staff who would work at the construction site.
For security reasons, not even the big construction companies have wanted to take the job, writes SVT. It would be too problematic also for them.
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