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Germany: 'No sign' alleged NYE assaults are linked to refugees - Cologne's mayor02:10

Germany: 'No sign' alleged NYE assaults are linked to refugees - Cologne's mayor

Germany, Cologne
January 5, 2016 at 17:39 GMT +00:00 · Published

Cologne Mayor Henriette Reker stressed that "there is no sign that it concerns people who came to Cologne as a refugee" speaking during a press conference on the topic of alleged mass sexual assaults in Cologne, Tuesday.

Cologne's police chief, Wolfgang Albers, confirmed that most of the culprits of the New Year's Eve purported sex assaults are believed to be men between 18 and 30 years old with "origins in the North-African and Arabic region."

The mayor went on to say that girls and young women should "keep a certain distance which is longer than one arm’s length, to not seek close contact to people who are strangers."

After New Year's Eve, around 90 complaints were reported for anti-social behaviour and sexual assault, including one case that under German law was reported as rape, as hundreds were celebrating the New Year's Eve in Cologne's city centre.

Germany: 'No sign' alleged NYE assaults are linked to refugees - Cologne's mayor02:10
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Cologne Mayor Henriette Reker stressed that "there is no sign that it concerns people who came to Cologne as a refugee" speaking during a press conference on the topic of alleged mass sexual assaults in Cologne, Tuesday.

Cologne's police chief, Wolfgang Albers, confirmed that most of the culprits of the New Year's Eve purported sex assaults are believed to be men between 18 and 30 years old with "origins in the North-African and Arabic region."

The mayor went on to say that girls and young women should "keep a certain distance which is longer than one arm’s length, to not seek close contact to people who are strangers."

After New Year's Eve, around 90 complaints were reported for anti-social behaviour and sexual assault, including one case that under German law was reported as rape, as hundreds were celebrating the New Year's Eve in Cologne's city centre.

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