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Child witnessed double murder on Danish island

A 27-year-old was arrested on Sunday night for killing his 25-year-old ex-girlfriend and her 35-year-old new boyfriend, Funen Police said.

Child witnessed double murder on Danish island
Police technicians at the scene of the crime. Photo: Frederik Racher/Scanpix
The female victim was pregnant with a child from her new relationship.
 
The double murder occurred when the suspect was dropping off a six-year-old child that he shared with his ex. According to police, the child saw the shooting deaths. 
 
“He pulled his ex-girlfriend out to the car and shot her. Then the new boyfriend came out of the house and the perpetrator drove into him with the vehicle and shot him,” police spokesman Henrik Justesen told news agency Ritzau. 
 
Justesen said that the six-year-old girl was sitting in the car throughout the entire incident. 
 
Neighbours called in the shooting to the police, who blocked off the Svendborg Sound Bridge, which connects the islands of Tåsinge and Funen. 
 
Funen Police said that a post-mortem investigation revealed that the 25-year-old woman was pregnant. 
 
The 27-year-old suspect was due to make a preliminary court appearance on Monday. 

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Danish 7-Eleven stores back on grid after ransomware attack

Almost all of 7-Eleven’s 176 Denmark locations are back up and running with the help of a backup system, the company said on Thursday. 

Danish 7-Eleven stores back on grid after ransomware attack

In an email to news wire Ritzau, 7-eleven said that over 96 percent of its convenience stores across Denmark were now in “stable operation”. That corresponds to around 169 stores.

“We have technicians at the remaining stores who are working hard to get them up and running as soon as possible,” the company said in the email.

However, convenience stores at train stations (where you can buy a transport card) were only accepting Dankort (debit card) payments as of Wednesday evening.

All operational stores outside of train stations currently accept Mobile Pay (app) and cash payments, and many can take Visa, Mastercard, and Dankort. 

“We expect that all stores outside of train stations can accept all Visa, Mastercard, and Dankort during the course of tomorrow morning, and all stores at train stations [will be able to] during the course of the week,” the company wrote late on Wednesday.

The convenience store chain was on Monday hit by a cyber attack that forced all of its 176 stores in Denmark to close.

7-Eleven has confirmed that the outage was due to a ransomware attack — hackers demanded money to return access to the company’s data and systems. 

The attack has been reported to police.

The company’s CEO, Jesper Østergaard, told Ritzau he did not know the extent of losses suffered by 7-Eleven as a result of the incident.

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