‘Up to eight men’ involved in assault in Aarhus

Police in Aarhus have arrested a 24-year-old man after a 23-year-old was stabbed with a knife-like object.

'Up to eight men' involved in assault in Aarhus
File photo: Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix

The 23-year-old male victim was stabbed on Sunday afternoon on the Langelandsgade street, a busy road connecting the centre of the city with the inner ring road to the north.

East Jutland police confirmed in a press statement that the violent incident had taken place.

The man was not seriously injured by the stab wounds inflicted by a knife-like object in the attack, police said. He is reported to have been injured in the shoulder area.

A group of seven or eight men were seen leaving the area in two cars. One of the two cars was tracked down by police around 15 minutes later. A 24-year-old man was subsequently arrested, although the police press statement did not give further detail of the charge.

Neither did police go into detail about the possible motive for the attack in the press statement. The victim is not thought to have been targeted at random, however.

East Jutland Police were informed of the attack at 3:27pm on Sunday. The 24-year-old could face a preliminary hearing on Monday.

“The plan at this time is that he will appear (for preliminary court proceedings),” East Jutland Police duty officer Stig Heidemann told Ritzau at 1am on Monday.

“The planned charge at this stage is aggravated assault [kvalificeret vold, ed.],” Heidemann said.

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Two arrested over suspected murder of reformed Copenhagen gang leader

Two men aged 24 and 25 have been arrested on suspicion of the murder and conspiracy to murder of Nedim Yasar, a reformed gang leader who latterly worked as a radio host and community mentor.

Two arrested over suspected murder of reformed Copenhagen gang leader
A picture of Nedim Yasar is held at his funeral on November 24th. Photo: Nikolai Linares/Ritzau Scanpix

Copenhagen Police announced the arrests via a press statement on Thursday.

Yasar, who left a Copenhagen-based criminal gang in 2012, worked on Radio24syv’s programme ‘Politiradio’ and as a mentor for young people and was about to release his memoir ‘Rødder’ (Roots).

He was shot on the evening of November 19th on the Hejrevej road in the Nordvest neighbourhood of Copenhagen after leaving a launch event for the book, which was published the following day – the same day Yasar’s death from his injuries was confirmed by police.

The book details Yasar’s past as a gang member and his experiences leaving criminal life with the help of an exit programme run by authorities.

Police confirmed that investigation of motives behind the crime was ongoing.

No further information was released on whether Yasar knew either or both of the arrested men.

The two suspects will appear at preliminary court proceedings on Friday with the prosecution requesting they be remanded in custody.