Reading test – Few clues in Little Mermaid whodunnit

Danish police have been left scratching their heads as they hunt for the vandals who decapitated the Little Mermaid.

Few clues have emerged about the second in 35 years of the famous statue on Copenhagen’s waterfront, which has shocked the Danish and worried tourism .

Frogmen scouring the near the statue failed to find the Little Mermaid’s bronze head and two on roller skates seen near the landmark early on Tuesday morning have not responded to requests to help in the .

“I am afraid that the latest on the Little Mermaid can backfire on our tourism,” said Bernhard Joergensen, of the Wonderful Copenhagen tourism organization.

“It is important for a tourist city to have a like the Eiffel Tower in Paris and London’s Big Ben.”

Based on the by Hans Christian Andersen about the Sea King’s who must wait on her for 300 years before entering the world of and marrying her prince, the Little Mermaid attracts almost one million tourists a year.

The was found severed at the neck by a saw or grinding machine after an anonymous to a local television cameraman before on Tuesday.

Police are working on a that the beheading was the work of the same who sawed off a 19th century galleon figurehead at a naval base in Copenhagen just before Christmas. The severed figurehead was found in the ladies’ toilets of a department store on Tuesday, giving rise to police a mentally disturbed woman may be behind the two decapitations.