Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Germany: Knives, metal bars and belt buckles -- mass brawl between Turks and Afghans

Yesterday evening, around 7.45 p.m., a 16-year-old man from Afghanistan and a 31-year-old man from Turkey got into a physical confrontation in Werner-Sylten-Street in the town of Gotha for reasons that had not yet been finally clarified. Both men had called other people to support them who took part in the conflict. The Afghans are said to have used knives, metal rods and belt buckles. One of the men cut the 31-year-old with a knife. With numerous support forces, police officers of the inspection service Gotha rushed to the scene of the crime. Nevertheless, the perpetrator and others involved were able to escape undetected. At the scene, a belt buckle and a metal bar were recovered. No knife was found. The 31-year-old first came to a hospital, but was already able to leave it. The 16-year-old, who was involved in the initial clash, was also slightly injured. The Gotha Criminal Investigation Department is investigating dangerous assault. Witnesses please address their comments to 03621/781124 under the reference number 01-011893.

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