Austrian Times RSS FeedsLike the Austrian Times Facebook page!Follow us on Twitter!


Events for December
M T W T F S S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
Add your event FREE

Today

Videos


BurgKino

Pub Quiz everyTuesday at Johnny's Pub

Popular in Austria


Cosmo&Nanu

Man hunt as Danish kidnap dad speeds home

An international hunt is on for a Danish man who snatched his son from his ex-girlfriend's hands as she took him to the kindergarten in Graz, Austria, and then sped off in a rental car.

Dane Thomas Sörensen is believed to be trying to head back to Denmark where he believes courts will allow him to keep the son Oliver, 5, that he forcibly abducted in Austria.

Police said that the mother had been taking her child to the private kindergarten when the 40-year-old ex-lover suddenly appeared, and dragged the child into a black Volvo rental car and sped off. He was apparently with another person.

Police believe he is now heading back to Denmark and have launched a manhunt with an international arrest warrant. A police spokesman said: "He is believed to be trying to get back to Denmark as quickly as possible – we believe he is possibly in Poland but more likely in Germany as it's a quicker road."

The couple had lived for a long time in Denmark and shortly after the birth of the child they separated and the boy lived with his mother in the country. At that time the father had visiting rights.

In 2010 the mother returned to Austria at the time when she had the exclusive custody of the boy. The father then launched a case in Denmark demanding he be given custody which according to his lawyer Britta Schönhart was awarded on all points, but because the child was already in Austria it could not be enforced without the approval of Austrian officials.

But when the man arrived in Austria and attempted to have the Danish ruling accepted an Austrian court rejected the application, and refused to give the man exclusive custody. They said a decision for exclusive custody would not be in the interests of the child – and they said that he should only be allowed supervised visiting rights.

Mum Marion Wailharter, 40, said: "I am really desperately worried and I would appeal to anybody that thinks they have seen my son to contact the police straight away."

Austrian Times


Are you on Facebook? Like the Austrian Times on Facebook and win great prizes!

Write your comment to this article here

  • jag. wrote on 06. 04. 2012 from vienna about "Man hunt as Danish kidnap..."

    Every child is better off with two parents. Unfortunately most mother's seem to think they have some divine right to hijack a child off to other countries, effectively excluding the father from even access visits. Very selfish madam, try and think about your son for a change.

    Reply

  • Carl halmstead wrote on 04. 04. 2012 from US about "Man hunt as Danish kidnap..."

    I dont know Olivers dad nor son! but what i can say is this!! Olivers mum what a SELFFISH person you are! you take Oliver from Denmark he was born and raised in! What is wrong with you?? thousands of ppl. ask! Horaah to reach Dk. borderline!nine

    Reply

  • Carl Halmstead wrote on 04. 04. 2012 from US about "Man hunt as Danish kidnap..."

    In the first place Oliver was taken from Denmark by the mother! I hope Oliver returns to Dk. with his dad! and to the mom STOP kidnapping your own son!

    Reply


Cosmo and Nanu
ORF Watch

Tag cloud:
enforced  separated  points  ndash  lawyer  Police  sped  visiting  rental  Austria  awarded  international  courts  launched  Denmark  kindergarten  Danish  child  custody  ouml

Latest News

 

Ebola's deadly reach impacts Vienna student
Austria has yet to record its first case of Ebola, but the feared virus has already had a severe impact on the lives of Africans living in Vienna.

Grigorij Sokolov Works His Magic At Vienna Konzerthaus
Whilst the world-famous Wizard of Oz played at the Volksoper, there was another Wizard in the Konzerthaus giving his 16th performance in Vienna!

Penelope Cruz To Play The Ice Cream Killer
The memoirs of the woman dubbed the Ice Cream Killer after she shot dead two ex-lovers before hacking the bodies up with a chainsaw and telling neighbours the noise was a new ice cream machine are due to be turned into a blockbuster with Penelope Cruz playing the lead role.

Kid Left In Coma After Beaten By Teacher For Talking
This is the shocking image of a little Chinese girl before and after she was punished by her teacher - for talking in class.

Freezing Rain Causes Chaos In Central Europe
Freezing weather has arrived in Europe with a vengeance with a layer of ice blanketing parts of Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic and causing traffic chaos.

Holey Smoke As Car Disappears Down Sinkhole
Motorist Wei Hsiao found himself in a hole lot of trouble in China when a giant sinkhole opened up on the road beneath him, swallowing his entire car.

Shock Moment Police Helicopter Explodes On Street
This is the moment a police helicopter exploded into a spinning ball of flame in Chile when a fire truck clipped one of its rotors.

More Than Twenty 100,000 GBP Motors Used In Bridal Convoy
A Chinese couple who wanted to have the most expensive wedding convoy possible arranged for a convoy of top of the range cars including a stretch Hummer followed by Lamborghinis, Porsches and other VIP motors.

Riot Police Star In Downs Syndrome Calendar
Spanish riot police have joined forces with Down's syndrome kids to take part in a special calendar for charity.

Chinese Nuclear Winter Smog Leaves Clinics Full
Fresh proof of Chinese scientists' claims that the country's toxic air pollution resembles a nuclear winter are shown by these images that show clinics and hospitals packed with patients suffering with trouble breathing.

 


Mala Vrata

The most popular stories –
last 7 days



Don't moan alone, the Ombudsman Investigates.

Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.

Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.


Austrian Zimmers