Local news in brief: Fake cops in Copenhagen

Fake cops in Copenhagen
Copenhagen Police are warning that three man described as being of “eastern European appearance” are harassing tourists and pretending to be police officers. They allegedly spoke to a Chinese woman in Amager, showing her a phoney police badge.

Police would like to hear from anyone who may have seen the three men. They are said to be driving a dark blue Passat with the Swedish licence plate number RET 792. Two of the men were described as being between 30 to 35 years old, while the third is described as possibly 55-60 years old.


A sense of community
Communal meals at Korsgade Hall in Nørrebro are designed to create unity in the often fractious neighbourhood.

The group meal program is a few years old now, and it has become so popular that it has been moved to a larger facilities.

The meals, now held at Korsgade Hall every Monday, draw a mixed crowd of children, adults and the elderly from all cultures and incomes. Young people especially like the group meals.


Harbour baths open 24/7
There is good news for those who have always wanted to jump into Copenhagen Harbour on a summer’s night – or start the day with a brisk morning swim.

Starting from June 1, Copenhagen Harbour Baths – which includes the locations at Sluseholmen, Islands Brygge and Fisketorvet – will be open around the clock.  Life guards will be on duty from 11:00-19:00 or 12:00-20:00. Swimming at any other time will be at the bather’s own risk.

One of the reasons behind the move is to cut down on the number of bathers jumping into the harbour illegally at unauthorised locations.


Light rail delayed again
A majority on Parliament’s transportation and building committee has voted against moving forward with plans to build a light rail in the Copenhagen metropolitan area.

The opposition said that the cost was the main reason for delaying a discussion of the plan.

“It is normal with very large construction projects to take a hard look before making a final decision,” Kristian Pihl Lorentzen, Venstre’s transport spokesperson, told DR Nyheder.

Sophie Hæstorp Andersen, the head of the Capital Region Council, was not happy with the decision.

“I am appalled that the construction of the light rail continues to be postponed,” she said.

“The longer you delay, the more it is going to cost taxpayers.”