World Danish sub was 'deliberately sunk'

15:35  13 august  2017
15:35  13 august  2017 Source:   BBC News

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Danish police believe that a submarine at the centre of an investigation into a missing Swedish journalist was deliberately sunk.

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Kim Wall, 30, was last seen on Thursday evening on board the vessel with the owner, 46-year-old Peter Madsen.

The submarine later sank and Mr Madsen was rescued before being arrested and charged with manslaughter.

The stricken vessel, the Nautilus, has been raised but no body was found and the search for Ms Wall goes on.

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  Submarine owner detained over journalist's disappearance A Danish court ordered the owner of an amateur-built submarine Saturday to be held in pre-trial detention for 24 days while police investigate the disappearance of a Swedish journalist who had been on the ship before it sank. Peter Madsen was arrested Friday on preliminary manslaughter charges, hours after his 40-ton, nearly 18-meter-long (60-foot-long) submarine sank off Denmark's eastern coast.He has denied responsibility for the fate of 30-year-old Kim Wall, saying the journalist disembarked before his vessel, named the UC3 Nautilus, went down.

Madsen made a last-minute escape from the sinking sub and has denied any responsibility on the fate of Wall. He was arrested Friday on preliminary manslaughter charges. Moller Jensen said there are indications that the Danish inventor deliberately sank his submarine .

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Mr Madsen initially said that he dropped Ms Wall off before it sank but police say he has now changed his statement - although they have not said what to.

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Police gave no other information on why they thought the Nautilus was deliberately sunk, but it contradicts Mr Madsen's explanation that there was a technical fault.

Mr Madsen has denied involvement in Ms Wall's death, and will be held in custody for 24 days while investigations continue.

The submarine was first reported missing by Ms Wall's boyfriend, after she failed to return from what should have been a short trip.

Ms Wall had been writing about Mr Madsen and his submarine, which at one stage was the largest privately-made vessel of its kind.

Police are still appealing for witnesses who may have seen Ms Wall on Thursday evening.

"We're still hoping that we'll find Kim Wall alive, but we are preparing ourselves for the fact that she may not be," Copenhagen police homicide chief Jens Moller said.

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