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Danish police go for walk with sleeping children in prams after kindergarten evacuation

Copenhagen Police have released a photo showing officers taking sleeping children for a walk in their prams after their kindergarten was evacuated due to a suspected gas leak.

Danish police go for walk with sleeping children in prams after kindergarten evacuation
Copenhagen Police tweeted a photo of officers taking a walk with sleeping children in their prams after they had evacuated a kindergarten. Photo: Rigspolitiet

Police in Copenhagen followed a parents’ golden rule on Tuesday when they took care not to wake sleeping children after evacuating their kindergarten.

The police and fire services in Copenhagen evacuated an integrated school, kindergarten and creche in the Frederiksberg district after a strong gas smell was detected in the vicinity.

At the time of the evacuation, some of the little ones from the creche (vuggestue) were taking their afternoon naps, resulting in an unusual task for law enforcement.

Several officers took sleeping children for a walk in their prams, police said on Twitter and posted a photo of the “pram patrol”.

Students from the school also accompanied officers on the walk to the nearby Frederiksberg Center shopping mall, according to the police tweet.

“Nobody was hurt but because this might nevertheless be a dramatic experience, our local police and Copenhagen Fire Department will this week visit both the school and kindergarten to follow up and talk to the children again,” police said in a second tweet.

The source of the leak was found to be a cable which was subsequently dug up to stop the leakage, broadcaster DR earlier reported.

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CRIME

‘Just delete it’: Danish police warn against allegation scam emails

Scam emails which include serious allegations and demands for large sums of money should be flatly ignored according to a Danish police special crime division.

'Just delete it': Danish police warn against allegation scam emails

The National Special Crime Unit (National enhed for Særlig Kriminalitet, NSK), which is concerned with fraud and cyber-crime as well as organised crime, issued advice on Twitter, saying it had been contacted by “many” members of the public over the fake emails.

“The recipients in these emails are accused of committing serious crimes,” NSK tweeted.

The emails include accusations of sexual assault against children and possession of child pornography.

They also claim that further action will be taken if the recipient fails to respond.

In a screenshot of one of the emails, tweeted by NSK, threats are made to send the allegations to national television stations and issue a fine of 750,000 kroner if the recipient fails to respond within 48 hours.

In another version, a fine of 75,000 euros is threatened.

Neither are addressed specifically to any individual.

Both versions of the email are full of error-strewn Danish. Examples include what appears to be auto-translated terms such as the use of “Mr.” as a form of address. Hjerteligt, literally “heartily”, is used as the sign-off instead of the normal med venlig hilsen (“with kind regards”).

One uses an address on Rue du Copenhague in Paris as the purported sender’s address of a Danish police commissioner, along with an email address that has a gmail username.

A screenshot from a scam email claiming to be from police in Denmark.

A screenshot from a scam emails claiming to be from police in Denmark.

The scam emails claim to be from Europol, a regional Danish police department or the National Police (Rigspolitiet), NSK said.

“These mails are scams! Just delete them!”, it said in the tweet.

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