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Vandals smash gingerbread house exhibition. “Scandalous” says town’s mayor. Hours of voluntary baking were wiped out on Saturday night when vandals destroyed a gingerbread house collection on display in Bergen’s Torallmenningen shopping centre. Whilst many volunteers are currently working to save the city’s annual pre-Christmas tradition, several local businesses have joined forces to offer a reward of 100,000 kroner for information leading to capturing those responsible.

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Vandals smash gingerbread house exhibition

Published on Monday, 23rd November, 2009 at 14:58 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 23rd November 2009 at 23:51.

“Scandalous” says town’s mayor.

Traditional Norwegian gingerbread houses
Traditional Norwegian gingerbread houses
Photo: eirikso/Flickr


Hours of voluntary baking were wiped out on Saturday night when vandals destroyed a gingerbread house collection on display in Bergen’s Torallmenningen shopping centre.

Whilst many volunteers are currently working to save the city’s annual pre-Christmas tradition, several local businesses have joined forces to offer a reward of 100,000 kroner for information leading to capturing those responsible.

“It’s scandalous and despicable. Think of all the children that have worked for several months to bring joy, just for it to be destroyed by vandals,” Herman Friele, the coffee magnate and mayor of the gingerbread house town tells Bergensavisen.

But it looks as though the town will be restored to its former glory. A procession of freshly-baked houses already started arriving last night, something which warmed the heart of Steinar Kristoffersen, head of the organisation Bergen Sentrum, responsible for the exhibit.

“The engagement people are showing is just fantastic,” he tells Bergens Tidende.

However police are hopeful that they’ll catch the villains, even though they are far from arresting anyone.

“Those who are behind it must have got gingerbread dust all over them. You can probably smell them from a long way away,” says police superintendant Erik Sveås.




Published on Monday, 23rd November, 2009 at 14:58 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 23rd November 2009 at 23:51.

This post has the following tags: bergen, shopping, centre, torgallmenningen, gingerbread, house, collection, exhibition, vandals, destroy, smash, ruin, police, norway.





  
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