Eight cars set on fire at a Copenhagen vehicle inspection centre

Weekend arsonists cut a hole in a fence to gain access to the parking lot

Eight cars sitting in a parking lot at a vehicle inspection centre in Brøndby were torched overnight.

“Several cars were set on fire and a total of eight have been damaged,” Brian Munck from Copenhagen West Regional Police told DR Nyheder.

Munck said that the arsonists gained access to the grounds by cutting a hole in the fence. Police would not speculate whether the fire was related to the spate of car fires that have plagued Copenhagen since August.

Eight more
Eight other vehicles were damaged in a carport fire in Albertslund early Sunday morning. Police said that the fire started in a Toyota Yaris and then spread to the other cars.

“We do not know whether it was a technical error in the Toyota that started the fire,” said Jeff Nielsen from Copenhagen West Regional Police.

 





  • How internationals can benefit from joining trade unions

    How internationals can benefit from joining trade unions

    Being part of a trade union is a long-established norm for Danes. But many internationals do not join unions – instead enduring workers’ rights violations. Find out how joining a union could benefit you, and how to go about it.

  • Internationals in Denmark rarely join a trade union

    Internationals in Denmark rarely join a trade union

    Internationals are overrepresented in the lowest-paid fields of agriculture, transport, cleaning, hotels and restaurants, and construction – industries that classically lack collective agreements. A new analysis from the Workers’ Union’s Business Council suggests that internationals rarely join trade unions – but if they did, it would generate better industry standards.

  • Novo Nordisk overtakes LEGO as the most desirable future workplace amongst university students

    Novo Nordisk overtakes LEGO as the most desirable future workplace amongst university students

    The numbers are especially striking amongst the 3,477 business and economics students polled, of whom 31 percent elected Novo Nordisk as their favorite, compared with 20 percent last year.