Police in Helsingør were confronted with about 500 drunken Swedish revellers on Easter Sunday evening – many of them teenagers.
The group became so rambunctious that cops were forced to escort some of the revellers from overflowing downtown bars back to the docks and onto the ferry back to Sweden.
“The young people had come to Helsingør to party,” commanding officer Søren Bjørnestad of the North Zealand Police told Metroxpress. “There must have been about 500 of them, and they all wanted to go out drinking, but there wasn’t enough space for all of them.”
When some of the Swedes were refused entry to local nightspots, they became disorderly.
“There was shouting and bottles were being smashed,” said Bjørnestad. “We separated them and took some of them to the ferry.”
Bjørnestad said that one group of youngsters at first refused to board the ferry and “threw themselves down in a pile in the departure hall, so we gave them a dose of pepper spray”.
That convinced the recalcitrant revellers to get onboard without further incident, and Danish police then let their Swedish counterparts on the other side in Helsingborg know that the group was on its way home.