58-year-old beaten to death in north Jutland

Assailants used baseball bats and a tree branch to kill Gunderup man

A 58-year-old man was beaten to death over the weekend in Gunderup, a town just south of Aalborg in northern Jutland

Police have arrested four people in connection with the case. Three of the four appeared at a preliminary hearing in Hjørring. The fourth man’s absence was explained as having something  to do with his “condition”. 

All four – three men and a woman – pleaded not guilty to the assault through their lawyer. A 52-year-old woman and three men; two 39-year-olds and one 32-year old, have been charged with the murder.

Assailant leads cops to the crime scene
The four are accused of beating the victim to death at around 12:50 AM on Saturday. Police said the man was found dead in his home and that he had been beaten about his head and body.

Police said that one of the accused told them about the crime.

“Witnesses called us and said that they had seen a man covered in blood,” police spokesperson Henrik beck told Nordjyske newspaper. “A man told us that he had killed someone and led us to the crime scene.”

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Neighbours told TV2 Nord that the victim had been threatened about three or four years ago by a group that beat on his windows with clubs.