‘…Three of the 58 suspects arrested in connection with the mass sex attack on women in Cologne on New Year’s Eve were refugees from Iraq or Syria.
Refugees have been widely targeted following more than 1,000 reports of theft, sex assault and rape of women at Cologne’s central train station – leading to a hardening of attitudes towards Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open door policy.
On Sunday, it emerged that of those arrested only two had recently arrived from Syria and one from Iraq.
The majority of the suspects were of Algerian (25 people), Tunisian (3) or Moroccan (21) origin and three were German citizens, according to Cologne public prosecutor Ulrich Bremer.
Speaking to German newspaper Die Welt, he said that of 1,054 complaints received, 600 were connected to theft rather than a sexual offence…’