Police arrest men suspected of assaulting women in Copenhagen

Two men believed to be behind sex assaults over past six months picked up following seven attacks over the weekend

The police have arrested two men suspected of assaulting over a dozen young women in Copenhagen over the past few months.

The men were arrested after another seven women were assaulted over the weekend in the Østerbro and Nørrebro districts of the capital.

The first man was arrested shortly after an assault on Saturday night, while the second man was picked up on Sunday evening after a young woman reported the man following her and looking at her creepily.

READ MORE: Police search for man suspected of assaulting at least 10 women

Two attempted rapes
The police are now working to ascertain which suspect is behind which assault.

In five of the 17 cases, the perpetrator violated the women’s modesty – in three cases he violently attacked them, and in two cases he tried to rape the woman.

The female victims were all aged between 18 and 32 and secretly followed home between 2 and 6 am by the suspects.





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