Cologne enemy ‘may never be caught’

Media captionJuergen Mathies pronounced he was relying on victims identifying their attackers

Most of a group who intimately assaulted women in perfume on New Year’s Eve might never be caught, a city’s military chief, Juergen Mathies, has said.

CCTV footage was not good adequate to brand sex crimes, he told a BBC.

Police have identified 75 suspects; many are from North Africa and entered Germany illegally or sought asylum.

A 23-year-old Moroccan male given a dangling judgment for burglary has turn a initial chairman to be convicted in tie with a assaults.

The man, named usually as Younis A, was handed a six-month dangling judgment for hidden a mobile phone.

“The CCTV footage is not good adequate to clearly brand passionate assaults. We can see some thefts though that’s all. We are relying on declare accounts and victims identifying their attackers,” pronounced Mr Mathies.

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Another Moroccan and a Tunisian were also due to face hearing for theft.

They are among 13 group who have been arrested for stealing. Only one person, a 26-year-old Algerian haven seeker, has been arrested on guess of passionate assault.

Mr Mathies’ prototype Wolfgang Albers was fired over his doing of a call of assaults and robberies.

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Nearly 500 women have done allegations of passionate attack following a mass attacks outward a categorical railway hire in Cologne

An central news found that perfume military done “serious mistakes” in not job in reinforcements and in a approach they sensitive a public.

About 1,000 group of North African and Arab start collected nearby Cologne’s categorical hire on 31 December. Smaller groups formed, initial surrounding women and afterwards melancholy and aggressive them, a news said.

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s immigration process has given come underneath ascent criticism.

About 1.1 million haven seekers arrived in Germany in 2015.