Danish crime news in brief: Two men hit by gunfire in Amager

August 1st, 2016

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In other news: Aggressive football fans attack families leaving match, women sexually assaulted at Langeland Festival and man charged with making threats against police

Masked gunmen opened fire at a Copenhagen coffee shop over the weekend (photo: BoP)

Two men were struck by gunfire in Copenhagen’s Amager neighbourhood yesterday. Police said that two men wearing masks pulled up outside a coffee shop and opened fire on a group of people standing outside. Two men were struck several times each. The attackers drove off, but witnesses were able to get the licence plate number of the car they were in. Neither of the men hit by the gunfire are reported to be in a critical condition.

Aggressive football fans attack families leaving match
The fans of two Jutland football teams got into clashes after a match in Herning on Sunday evening. Police said that fans of the Silkeborg club were ambushed by rowdy FC Midtjylland supporters. Police said that several children of Silkeborg supporters were among those threatened by the FCM group. Rocks and other projectiles were thrown at the Silkeborg fans in what was called a “completely gratuitous” attack by the FCM supporters.

Women sexually assaulted at Langeland Festival
Nine women reported to police in Funen that they were sexually assaulted while attending the Langeland Festival over the weekend. The reports ranged from fondling and sexual assault to the rape of a 16-year-old girl. Two Afghan men have been charged with that attack. In another incident, a 19-year-old woman said that two men speaking broken Danish and English grabbed her and tried to tear off her clothes, but she managed to escape.

Man charged with making threats against police
A 25-year-old man from Mors has been charged with threatening violence against a public official. The man is  accused of calling a dispatcher at the Mid and West Jutland Police station in Holstebro and saying that he would “bomb the fucking police station”. The accused was angry because the police had removed the licence plates of his car. The police have confirmed the man will be tried in court for making the threat.


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