Police hunt man who raped one taxi driver, killed another

Police hunt man who raped one taxi driver, killed another
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Police in southern Germany are hunting a man who attacked and raped one woman taxi driver before stabbing another to death.

People in the Singen area north east of Lake Constance fear the man may strike again, while police cannot tell them not to worry, a spokesman admitted.

“The uncertainty among local people is of course considerable,” he said. “And at the moment we simply cannot give them the all-clear.”

The man kidnapped a 44-year-old taxi driver in Singen on Tuesday, seriously wounding and then raping her, police confirmed.

A day later he stabbed a 23-year-old woman taxi driver to death in Hagnau, not far away.

He is thought to be between 20 and 25-years-old, and speaks broken German.

This weekend police investigations were concentrated around the rural countryside of Baden-Württemberg, where many farms employ foreign workers to harvest fruit and vegetables. They have gathered more than 500 clues, but do not yet have a firm lead.

The local Stuttgarter Zeitung reported on Saturday that many taxi drivers in the region were angry at only having been warned by police quite a long time after the first attack.

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