Car Attacks in Denmark Spread ‘Like an Infection’


The arsonists appear to operate with little deference to class, equally at ease scorching a shiny new BMW or Mercedes as they are setting a battered old van ablaze.

And they almost always follow a pattern — smashing a window and dousing the interior of the vehicle with gasoline before setting it on fire.

At least 185 cars have been set ablaze in Copenhagen, the Danish capital, so far this year, the police say, with a sudden and mysterious increase over the past two months or so, when about 80 automobiles were burned.

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A car fire last month in Malmo, Sweden, where more than 70 vehicles have been burned since early July. Investigators in Copenhagen, the Danish capital, say the spike in arson in Denmark may be related to the Swedish car burnings.

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