Following yet another weekend of shootings in the Danish capital, Finance Minister Brian Mikkelsen is calling for an indication from police as to whether new legislation is necessary to stamp out the current gang war and armed attacks.
“The developments that we have seen in recent weeks are unacceptable and I fully understand the concern within the population. I have asked the National Commissioner and the Copenhagen police – who know where the problems are – to report back quickly as to whether there is a need for special initiatives, including legislation, in the current situation,” Mikkelsen says.
“I am open to all good suggestions from the police and will decide on them very quickly. We must do everything we can to stop this,” he adds.
Following Sunday night’s attack, during which one man was killed and three injured, Copenhagen police authorities have decided to deploy more officers on patrol to stem the gang war.
Sunday’s events came in the wake of armed attacks on Friday and Saturday during which one person was killed and another seriously injured. None of the random victims of Friday’s, Saturday’s or Sunday’s attacks appear to have had any connection to either immigrant gangs or bikers.
Edited by Julian Isherwood