By John Smith • 05 January 2016 • 19:04
Cologne railway station
ALTHOUGH there are always people ready to blame immigrants and refugees for all sorts of wrong doing, the actions of a number of out of control male gangs apparently of middle eastern or north African appearance on New Year’s Eve has sent shockwaves through German society.
It is reported that more than 90 women have made complaints of criminal assault or robbery to the police following the drunken activities of up to 1,000 men who congregated in gangs at Cologne railway station on the evening of December 31.
There were similar outbreaks of sexual assault and theft in Hamburg and Stuttgart, but it was Cologne which was the most heavily affected and although no individuals have been positively identified as refugees or migrants, it has fuelled the fire of prejudice of those German citizens who opposed the opening of the borders by Angela Merkel.
She, herself, contacted Cologne Mayor Henriette Reker and expressed her “outrage over these disgusting attacks and sexual assaults”. In addition she is quoted as saying authorities need “to find the perpetrators as quickly and comprehensively as possible and punish them, regardless of their origin or background”.
According to the BBC, Cologne police chief Wolfgang Albers called it “a completely new dimension of crime”.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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Now Angela Merkel is finding out how stupid her rash decision was to invite a million ‘refugees’ into Germany. Now she and the German people will have to live with the consequences. This is but the tip of the iceberg for it will get much worse as time goes by. We in Britain know all about it thanks to Tony Blair.
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