Over a thousand mourners on 24 February attended the funeral in Copenhagen of a victim of the 14 February cafe shooting.

Security was beefed up near the church in the north west of the city as Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt joined mourners in a farewell ceremony for 55-year-old Finn Norgaard, a civilian killed when a masked gunman sprayed bullets into a Copenhagen meeting attended by a Swedish artist threatened with death for his cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

A long line of mourners followed the hearse as it was slowly driven away from the church.

Thorning-Schmidt said Denmark was on high alert after a "terrorist attack" police said was aimed at artist Lars Vilks, who stirred controversy in 2007 with published drawings depicting the Prophet Mohammed as a dog.

The cafe complex where the attack took place was hosting a cultural event called Art, Blasphemy and Freedom of Expression.