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Authorities Continue Investigation Into Norway Attacks

Commission To Examine Events In The Country


Norwegian authorities have confirmed plans to create a commission to investigate last week’s shocking bombing and shootings in the country, in which more than 70 people were killed.

A car bombing in central Oslo, close to government buildings in the capital, on Friday afternoon (July 22nd) claimed the lives of eight people and injured many others.

Shortly afterwards reports emerged of multiple shootings at a Labour party youth camp on the island of Utoeya. Suspect Anders Behring Breivik was arrested at the scene and has confessed to being behind the attacks.

Authorities are continuing to release the names of the victims killed in both of the incidents, while a commission is to be set up to investigate each of them.

Injury experts at Irwin Mitchell have been contacted by a victim who suffered back injuries and psychological trauma after being caught up in the Oslo blast while on a business trip and seeing first-hand the devastation caused by the bombing.

The law firm is advising him in relation to a claim through a scheme introduced under the Crime and Security Act 2010, which allows British victims and EU nationals with sufficient connection to the UK hurt in incidents of terrorism to seek financial support after suffering injuries.

Previously such victims were only able to claim under a country’s equivalent of the Criminal Injury Compensation Scheme, although different jurisdictions have their own criteria which can impact on the eligibility of certain cases.