Brutal attack in west Iceland influenced by drugs? Skip to content

Brutal attack in west Iceland influenced by drugs?

The driver of a jeep and three passengers were arrested in west Iceland last weekend after hitting a smaller car on purpose, forcing it off the road and thereafter assaulting its driver and passenger. Police believe the attackers were under the influence of drugs.

After jumping on the roof of the smaller car, the four attackers, two men and two women, broke a window to get to the person sitting in the passenger seat. The attackers dragged the passenger out through the broken window and assaulted him, Morgunbladid reports.

The passenger was taken to hospital with minor injuries. The driver was also attacked, but managed to escape to a nearby farm. The car is severely damaged.

According to the police in Borgarnes, the attackers said during questioning that they had intended to locate a certain man in a summerhouse in Hvalfjördur to beat him up.

They couldn’t find the summerhouse and called the man instead, convincing him to meet them midway. When the car carrying the man did not stop, the driver of the jeep forced the car off the road.

The driver and the passenger of the smaller car called police as soon as they realized what the people’s intention was. Police officers from Akranes and Borgarnes arrived at the scene and arrested the foursome, who were taken to Borgarnes for questioning.

The attackers were carrying cocaine and police believe they had cocaine in their systems during the assault. The two men and two women have been sued for assault and the driver for driving under the influence of illegal substances.

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