Two men in their twenties were attacked last weekend in downtown Reykjavík by a group of four men. One of the victims suffered head trauma, and is still hospitalized. The other man has been released with broken ribs and ankle.
“I think people should be careful about going downtown after 4 am to avoid the gangs there,” one of the victims, Gudni Kristjánsson, told Morgunbladid. He is planning to file a lawsuit against the four attackers.
“One of the group members was the leader and suddenly he was trying to kick me. When I tried to defend myself the others joined in,” Kristjánsson said describing the attack which began on Bankastraeti.
Kristjánsson remembered that one of the four men started attacking his colleague. The next thing he remembered was gaining conscience on Austurstraeti when a couple he didn’t know stopped to check if he was alright.
“I asked them to talk to the police, but I don’t know how much they witnessed,” Kristjánsson said, adding that the attackers, ages 20 to 25, had obviously been looking for a fight. They had threatened him and his colleague and bragged about knowing karate.