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Danish gangs agree on ‘ceasefire’: report

Sources close to organised crime gangs in Copenhagen’s Nørrebro neighbourhood say that two groups in the area have agreed on a ceasefire.

Danish gangs agree on 'ceasefire': report
File photo: Jonas Olufson/Polfot/Ritzau

The ceasefire was agreed between gangs known as Brothas and Loyal to Familia, reports newspaper Politiken.

An ongoing conflict related to organised crime in the Danish capital has been connected to a recent escalation of shootings in the city, including two that resulted in fatalities.

The newspaper received information on the ceasefire from sources connected to gangs close to the Blågårds Plads area of Nørrebro.

The agreement is reported to have been reached on Saturday night, with families connected to gangs in the Blågårds Plads and Mjølnerparken areas subsequently gathering peacefully on Sunday, according to the report.

Key individuals related to the gangs, as well as fathers’ groups in Nørrebro acted as negotiators in an effort to reach the deal, writes Politiken.

Two members from the Loyal to Familia gang attended Sunday’s gathering, according to the report.

Copenhagen Police said that it had not been informed of any ceasefire between rival gangs.

“We do not have any knowledge of it, so cannot comment,” duty officer Henrik Stormer of Copenhagen Police told Politiken on Sunday night.

READ ALSO: Nørrebro residents 'living in fear' after one killed, two wounded in shooting

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Police investigate shooting, assault in Copenhagen suburb

A 21-year-old has been arrested in connection with a shooting in Copenhagen district Valby on Monday night.

Police investigate shooting, assault in Copenhagen suburb
Photo: Presse-Fotos.dk/Ritzau Scanpix

Police investigations of the shooting incident took place on Monday night and into the early hours of Tuesday, lead investigator Kenneth Jensen confirmed on Tuesday morning.

An alert was raised as to the shooting at Toftegårds Plads in Valby just before 10pm on Monday.

Investigation of the scene showed at least one shot was fired, Jensen confirmed.

Shortly after the first alert, police were informed of a possible knife attack at nearby street Gammel Køge Landevej.

In that incident, a 21-year-old male was beaten and kicked by a group of young people.

“We have a strong suspicion that the assault at Gammel Køge Landevej was a follow-on from the incident at Toftegårds Plads,” Jensen said.

A pistol was found close to the victim of the assault, who was taken to hospital but face charges for illegal possession of a firearm, the lead inspector confirmed.

Police were unable on Tuesday morning to make any comment regarding a potential connection to an ongoing conflict between organized crime gangs in Copenhagen.

The most recent incident to be linked to ongoing violence in this regard is the explosion of a suspected hand grenade in Amager on Monday.

The government last week announced a major beefing up of security, including public surveillance and border checks, linked to the recent spate of organized crime-linked violence.

READ ALSO: Denmark to introduce checks at all border points with Sweden

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