Police in Odense, the main city of Funen, have declared the entire city a special inspection zone following Saturday night’s attack against a biker stronghold on Petersmindevej. The decision allows police to search individuals without due cause.
Hitherto, the zone has only extended around the stronghold.
“This means that my officers can carry out searches of individuals throughout the entire city if they fnd it necessary,” says Funen Police Deputy Commissioner Bjarne Sørensen.
Although shots were fired at the Hells Angels headquarters, it does not necessarily mean that the gang warfare of recent weeks has spread to Funen.
“For obvious reasons, we are unable to say whether there are links to the unrest in Copenhagen. We cannot rule it out, because it has been obvious for some time that there has been tension in that particular environment,” Sørensen says.
Shots were fired at the biker stronghold in Odense from a black Opel Vectra which was later found destroyed by fire in the Vollsmose district. Police say that until their investigation is concluded it will not be possible to say whether the battle between the Hells Angels and immigrant gangs has spread to other parts of the country.