Two arrested for Danish boxer’s murder

Two men have been arrested in Denmark after a 22-year-old boxer was found strangled to death in Stevns a fortnight ago.

A 27-year-old man is suspected of helping a 33-year-old man who was charged with murder last Thursday.

Police were not convinced that the 33-year-old, who uses crutches due to a back injury, could have subdued and strangled the boxer by himself.

“I believe that the evidence has mounted considerably against the 33-year-old and that the arrest of the 27-year-old has strengthened the case,” lead investigator Per Heide Sørensen said in a report by the Copenhagen Post.

Sørensen would not say exactly what evidence has come to light, but it is believed that the latest arrest has given the police more avenues to investigate. Additional resources have been assigned to the case and, according to tabloid Ekstra Bladet, officers are working to clarify the relationship between the two men. It is thought they met through a restaurant project, but there is no evidence of a particularly close friendship.

Hansen was walking his dog on Friday 2nd March, but failed to return home. His body was found by a jogger in a wooded area. Police have not revealed any possible motive for the attack.