At least four women ‘are sexually assaulted by immigrant men during a rampage at a party in Germany’ in a chilling echo of the New Year’s Eve attacks
- Police said the people who filed complaints could be ‘the tip of the iceberg’
- More officers sent to the Essen Original city party in response to attacks
- Women said men approached in groups then harassed and groped them
By Alan Hall In Berlin For Mailonline
Published: 10:06, 4 September 2016
Immigrant men have groped and sexually assaulted a number of women in a German city in copycat attacks of the New Year’s eve sex frenzy in Cologne.
Police said the four women who filed complaints after the incidents in Essen late on Friday could be ‘only the tip of the iceberg.’
Women who may have been attacked at the Essen Original city party have been offered a confidential hotline by officers to contact them.
The chancellor is braced for a beating at the hustings on Sunday when the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) party is set to defeat her own CDU conservatives in a regional election. Pictured is AfD party leader Frauke Petry.
The news could not have come at a worse time for the chancellor as the AfD is set to score a bigger percentage of the vote in her home state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern on Sunday.
Thousands of CDU supporters have defected to the AfD as a direct result of her immigration policy. The AfD wants an end to refugee immigration.