COPENHAGEN IN FLAMES: 200 cars set on fire as arsonist attacks continue

By LIZZIE STROMME/ EXPRESS

COPENHAGEN police are fighting an uphill battle to stop thugs from setting cars on fire as the capital has been plagued with more than 200 arsonist attacks in just nine months.

Since New Year’s Eve cars have been set alight in more than 110 different locations in Denmark’s capital.

Over the weekend another eleven burning cars were reported in Copenhagen and police have now detained a 17-year-old for one of the blazes.

The teenagers was reportedly arrested after acquaintances noticed that he had suffered burns.

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Police are fighting an uphill battle to stop thugs from setting cars on fire

Copenhagen Police inspector Jens Møller said: “He simply burned himself. We were contacted by people who know him, who could tell us about his burns.”

After appearing in court on Monday, the teenager admitted to having started a car blaze in Amager.

However the 17-year-old denied that he had torched the car on behest of another.

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Since New Year’s Eve cars have been set alight in more than 110 different locations 

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We were contacted by people who know him —Copenhagen Police inspector Jens Møller

Last week Express.co.uk exclusively revealed that the police are struggling to end the trend, with more than 40 of vehicles being torched in just one month.

A police spokesperson said that the arsonists remain on the lose, despite the force deploying more officers to the streets.

The arrest of the 17-year-old is the second Copenhagen police have made in connection with the arsonist attacks.

A 21-year-old man was arrested in connection to the first batch of fires in August but the attacks have continued and show no sign of decreasing.

On Monday, Mr Møller told TV2 that investigators are working on several different theories.

One theory the police are working with is that the string off car fires has been sparked by the wide media coverage, which has inspired other to do the same.

Another possibility is that one or more perpetrators are engaged in what the police inspector called “an exciting game with the authorities”.

It is also believed the arsonists might have been inspired by the recent blazes which have ripped through Malmo in Sweden.

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2 thoughts on “COPENHAGEN IN FLAMES: 200 cars set on fire as arsonist attacks continue”

  1. Just like how it all started in France, with the presstitutes of the enemedia decrying all those “Bored Youths!”

    Wake up, Danes? Is there no Viking blood left there at all?!

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