Man ‘imprisoned’ another man for two years

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Police in Oppland County have arrested a man in his 60s, and charged him with holding another man against his will for up to two years. The bizarre case was unfolding this week in a courtroom in Gjøvik.

The man in his 40s has described the circumstances under which he lived as “hell.” His attorney claims he was subjected to violence, threats and force. “He speaks of it all as absolutely terrible, a form of hell,” attorney Aina Helene Tvengsberg told newspaper VG on Wednesday.

Details remained sketchy but Tvengsberg also told state broadcaster NRK that there had been some form of friendship between the two men. “They’re not related, but both are from the Oppland area,” she told NRK.

Police won’t release more details either but a court in Gjøvik ordered the man in his 60s held for at least another two weeks while police continue to investigate what happened. The younger man lost all contact with his family around two years ago when the older man allegedly took control over his life. “He has been manipulated by this man to think his family and friends didn’t want anything to do with him,” one family contact told VG.

The alleged victim was found by friends and family at an address in Vestoppland. The older man was arrested by police on June 30.

newsinenglish.no staff