Peter Madsen and Kim Wall on the submarine Nautilus

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The pair had been photographed simply earlier than departing on Thursday

Danish police consider submarine on the centre of an investigation right into a lacking Swedish journalist was intentionally sunk.

Kim Wall, 30, was final seen on Thursday night on board the vessel with the proprietor, 46-year-old Peter Madsen.

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

The stricken vessel, the Nautilus, has been raised however no physique was discovered and the seek for Ms Wall goes on.

Mr Madsen initially mentioned that he dropped Ms Wall off earlier than it sank however police say he has now modified his assertion – though they haven’t mentioned what to.

Police gave no different data on why they thought the Nautilus was intentionally sunk, but it surely contradicts Mr Madsen’s clarification that there was a technical fault.

Mr Madsen has denied involvement in Ms Wall’s demise, and shall be held in custody for 24 days whereas investigations proceed.

The submarine was first reported lacking by Ms Wall’s boyfriend, after she didn’t return from what ought to have been a brief journey.

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Media captionMr Madsen was filmed by a Danish TV crew escorted by police after his rescue

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

Police are nonetheless interesting for witnesses who might have seen Ms Wall on Thursday night.

“We’re nonetheless hoping that we’ll discover Kim Wall alive, however we’re making ready ourselves for the truth that she is probably not,” Copenhagen police murder chief Jens Moller mentioned.

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Peter Madsen (proper) was rescued on Friday however Ms Wall remains to be unaccounted for