Still no motive in fatal attack on 21-year-old

January 23rd, 2012

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Attack “not random”, police say

Copenhagen police are still searching for a motive in the death of 21-year-old Cem Eydin, who died Friday of injuries sustained in a brutal attack the previous day.

After being left comatose by the attack in Frederiksberg EydinÂ’s parents made the decision to turn off his life support.

No motive has yet been established, but police are investigating whether the killing was premeditated.

“We don’t know whether they planned for this to happen Thursday evening or whether it developed,” Jens Møller, of the Copenhagen Police, told Jyllands-Posten newsppaer. “But he wasn’t a random target.”

According to eyewitnesses, Eydin was reportedly attacked by a group of between eight and ten assailants armed with clubs on Kong Georgs Vej around 11pm on Thursday while he was on way home from work.

The murder happened close to the home where he lived with his mother.

Eydin was reportedly forced to run a gauntlet between several people waiting in a line. They allegedly turned and chased him for 60 meters before catching him.

During the attack, he was kicked and had his head stomped on, according to reports.

Police say the suspects, all between the ages of 18 and 25, left the scene in two cars: a silver BMW and a white or silver Ford Mondeo.

The victimÂ’s family told the Ritzau news bureau that Eydin had never been involved with gangs and that he was well integrated.

Eydin did have a police record, however, and investigators are looking into whether he had any enemies.

He also reportedly had a Moroccan girlfriend, and police are investigating whether there is a link.


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