Agent Fresco Singer Criticises Police - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Agent Fresco Singer Criticises Police

Published March 25, 2014

Nanna Árnadóttir
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Arnór Dan Arnarson, lead singer of Agent Fresco has criticised the Icelandic police for the way they treated him after he was assaulted, reports DV.

Two years ago Arnór Dan was gravely injured following an attack in downtown Reykjavík. Besides the physical injuries, the assault had emotional consequences for the singer who would lose his temper with family and friends without understanding why.

After reporting the crime Arnór Dan found out that the attack was caught on CCTV at a nearby jewellery store and that the police were free to pick up the footage anytime.

“I contacted the police and pressed them regularly to go fetch the CCTV footage. Four weeks later I got a call that the police had never turned up so they’d had to delete it,” Arnór Dan said. “After that I felt really lost, I wasn’t offered any counselling and had to seek out therapy in Denmark to deal with my feelings after the assault. There was no follow-up, no one to tell me where to turn to next.”

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