Eight more cars torched in Copenhagen

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Eight more cars torched in Copenhagen
Wednesday's fires bring the total to around 40. Photo: Bax Lindhardt/Scanpix

The Danish capital’s spate of car fires has continued unabated despite the arrest of one suspect.


Car fires continue to plague the Copenhagen region as an additional eight vehicles were torched in the early hours of Wednesday. 
In Copenhagen’s Nordvest district, the site of several other similar incidents, at least one car was set on fire. Shortly before 2am police were informed that two cars were burning on Hovmestervej. It was unclear however if two separate fires had been set or if one had spread to both vehicles. 
Wednesday also saw the car fires spread out to the suburbs. One delivery truck and five cars were torched in Gladsaxe, some 10 kilometres north of downtown Copenhagen. 
“We have made a preliminary investigation and technicians will soon determine whether the fire started in one care and then spread or how it all ties together,” Lars Guldborg from Copenhagen Vestegn Police told news agency Ritzau. 
The eight new cars that suffered fire damage early on Wednesday follow six that were set afire on Tuesday. Since August 19th, there have been around 40 reported vehicle fires. 
A 21-year-old Amager man was arrested last week on the suspicion that he was behind at least some of the first batch of fires.  



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