Vestmannaeyjar Police Chief Páley Borgþórsdóttir’s decision not to provide the media with information about potential sexual assaults during the outdoor festival Þjóðhátíð in Vestmannaeyjar has caused a strong reaction.
Chief of Police in Vestmannaeyjar Páley Borgþórsdóttir told Fréttablaðið today that the police will not inform the media about sexual assaults which may occur during the outdoor festival Þjóðhátíð, July 29-Agust 1, until after the investigation has been concluded.
According to a report by the US Department of State, published in June, Iceland is a destination and a transit country for women subjected to sex trafficking, and people of both sexes who are victims of labor trafficking.
Reykjavík Police Chief Sigríður Björk Guðjónsdóttir has been found to have violated the Administrative Procedure Act by temporarily relieving a policeman in the narcotics division of his duties in January.
At 2 am this morning, police were notified about a missing 12-year-old boy at a hotel on Laugavegur.
A 25-year-old English policeman, who was stabbed while supporting Iceland during the game between Iceland and France at the EURO 2016 Paris, is speechless over the support he has received from Icelanders since the stabbing took place.
One person is seriously injured after a collision on Reykjanesbraut, close to Mjódd shopping center.
A fatal traffic accident occurred on Reykjanesbraut, close to Keflavík International Airport, around 7 am this morning.
The diary of the greater Reykjavík police today recounts an unusual incident that took place last night.
Yesterday, the South Iceland District Court acquitted artist Marco Antonio Evaristti, who had been charged with breaking nature protection laws for pouring red dye into the geyser Strokkur.
Church ministers deserve a reprimand for offering sanctuary to asylum seekers in Laugarneskirkja church last week, opines Helgi Magnús Gunnarsson deputy state prosecutor.
Last night, an Icelander was attacked by an Englishman at a pub in Paris, who broke a bottle in his face, severely injuring his nose.
Two asylum seekers were forcefully removed by police from Laugarneskirkja church early this morning, after the minister had offered them sanctuary.
Ring Road 1 is now closed in South Iceland in the vicinity of Vík í Mýrdal, due to a serious traffic accident.
Two men were arrested on Tuesday in connection with the alleged murder of Guðmundur Einarsson, who disappeared in 1974.
The West Fjords police have questioned witnesses and some of the individuals suspected of having vandalized nature reserve Hornstrandir the first weekend in June. Vegetation had been scorched, animals shot, a seal left skinned on the beach and an emergency shelter trashed.
The decision of Reykjavík Chief of Police Sigríður Björk Guðjónsdóttir to relieve a police officer in the narcotics division of his duties has been reported to the Ministry of the Interior.
Monitoring of the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve must increase, according to one of the people who came upon men there last weekend, who had trashed an emergency shelter and used firearms against all rules.