“The attack on Christmas Eve: Nanna Skovmand and her boyfriend were beaten with chains,” by Louise Uberg, Nyhederne (translated), December 26, 2014 (thanks to Yosi):
What was supposed to be one of the year’s coziest evenings ended for the couple Nanna Skovmand and Mads Schøllhammer as one of the worst experiences ever.
The couple was at midnight on the way home from Christmas Eve when they were suddenly attacked by a group of young men. The attack was so rough that the couple had at Rigshospitalet’s trauma center, where they spent 10 hours.
The attack took place in front of the couple’s home in Vesterbro in Copenhagen. A young man who, according Nanna Skovmand, is about 16 years old, cycled up to the couple and began to provoke them.
“We do not know him. Have not seen him before, and suddenly he starts to just shout at us,” explained Nanna Skovmand to TV 2.
Intervened and got himself beaten up
When Mads Schøllhammer replied, the young man struck him on the head with a bottle. Mads Schøllhammer defended himself, but this resulted in the deterioration of the situation. Several young men came and took part in the assault.
– Two or three men jumped out from a bicycle storage room with iron chains from mopeds. They stood around Mads and kicked and beat him, Nanna Skovmand said to TV 2.
Fear for her boyfriend’s life gripped Nanna Skovmand, but this made the men also attack her.
– One turned to me, threw me in the ground and beat me with a chain, explained Nanna Skovmand to TV 2.
The battered woman had 16 stitches, an injured neck and had several of her teeth knocked loose. Mads Schøllhammer escaped the assault with fewer bruises….
Nanna Skovmand shared on her private Facebook page pictures of herself immediately after the assault and after treatment in the hospital….
Police have released depictions of the perpetrators
The police are no closer to an investigation of the case, but have released descriptions of two of the assailants:
– Male, possible Somali background, 16-17 years old, wearing a light blue hoodie, otherwise dark clothes and white sneakers.
– Male, possible Somali background, 16-17 years old, bald, wearing black down jacket and white hooded sweater underneath, light jeans and dark shoes.