Breivik 'took stimulants before gun attack'

Breivik 'took stimulants before gun attack'

Anders Breivik took a cocktail of stimulants before launching his fatal gun and bomb attacks in Norway last year, a court has been told today.

An expert witness has told his mass murder trial that toxicology tests revealed that he had taken a mixture of caffeine, aspirin and ephedrine which would have meant he was "mildly to moderately drugged".

Breivik admits the attacks in Oslo and on the island of Utoeya, in which 77 people died and 242 were wounded.

The trial is seeking to establish whether the 33-year-old is sane, in which case he will be sent to prison, or insane, which will involve detention in a psychiatric institution.

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