Hamburg police search for Arab-speaking duo after young mother raped on way to pick up her child from school

German police have released descriptions of the attackers who remain at large

editor: REMIX NEWS
author: Thomas Brooke

Police in Germany are searching for two Arab-speaking males accused of raping a young mother on school grounds in Hamburg as she sought to pick up her child on Tuesday afternoon.

According to a police statement, the attack on the 29-year-old took place shortly before 12 p.m. on Weusthoffstrasse in the Heimfeld district of the city.

The victim “was on her way to the school on Weusthoffstrasse when she was approached by two still unknown men and forced onto the school grounds. One perpetrator then violently held the woman down while the other sexually assaulted her,” it read.

Authorities released a description of two suspects given by the victim as they ramped up their investigation to locate the attackers.

The first perpetrator is between 40 and 50 years old and of Arab appearance. He is approximately 5′ 7″ tall, has grey hair, a monobrow, and a mustache. He was dressed in a dark hoodie and trousers.

The second male is also an Arab and around 20 to 30 years old. He is approximately 6 feet tall and of muscular build. He has a tattoo on his forearm and was wearing a dark sweater and trousers.

“After the 29-year-old filed a report with the police, the officers from the specialist department for sexual offenses in the State Criminal Police Office (LKA 42) have now taken over the investigation,” a police spokesman said as cited by Welt.

It is the latest incident to take place at an educational facility in the German port city and preceded the evacuation on Wednesday of a school after two young people of a migration background entered a classroom brandishing a gun.

Pupils and teachers followed protocol by barricading themselves in classrooms until police were able to safely escort them from the premises. The firearm was later confirmed to be a toy gun.

Violent crime on the streets of Hamburg has reached unprecedented levels, according to figures published by the state’s interior ministry earlier this year.

In the first half of 2023, there were 193 reported stabbings across the city, up 23.7 percent from the 156 reported in the same period of 2022.

The number of shootings also soared, up 30.9 percent from 55 to 72 from January to the end of June.

In August, five women who were returning home from Hamburg Pride celebrations were viciously attacked by five men of a “southern migration background” on a train.

Earlier this month, hundreds of masked vandals launched fireworks at police and had to be dispersed by water cannons when the Catholic festival of All Saints’ Day was disrupted by protesters chanting anti-Semitic slurs.

The group smashed windows of businesses and set garbage cans on fire, and when faced with an order to leave the area by riot police, the vandals targeted officers with pyrotechnics and bottles.

The disorder led Dirk Nockemann, the Alternative for Germany (AfD) parliamentary group leader in the Hamburg parliament, to call for a “consistent zero-tolerance strategy against rioting migrant mobs and no-go areas.”

Last month, Remix News reported how the budget committee for the city is looking to increase its funding for the reception of migrants by €212.8 million, after having already raised it by €118.7 million earlier this year. With the latest increase, the total amount of money for housing and caring for migrants in 2023 will total €1 billion.

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