Main suspect in Stockholm truck attack admits committing terror act

The Stockholm truck attack suspect has admitted to committing a terrorist crime, a defence lawyer has said. In a court hearing on Tuesday, 39-year-old Uzbek Rakhmat Akilov confessed to deliberately driving the stolen beer lorry into crowds along the busy Drottninggatan in the Swedish capital. Four people were killed and another 15 injured.

His position is that he admits to a terrorist crime and accepts therefore that he will be detained.

Johan Eriksson, defending Akilov

Among the victims was British dad Chris Bevington, 41. In a statement after his death was confirmed, Mr Bevington’s father John said the family was “devastated by the untimely and tragic death of our talented, compassionate and caring son Chris”. A Belgian national and two Swedes were also killed in the attack.