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Refugee in hospital after beating by Berlin home staff

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Refugee in hospital after beating by Berlin home staff
File photo: DPA
10:39 CET+01:00
A 28-year-old Afghan refugee in Berlin was taken to hospital by helicopter after two guards at the home he had lived in assaulted him on the street.

Police are investigating the two security guards after the incident which took place on Sunday. Officers were alerted by a passerby who saw the men beating and kicking the young Afghan man outside the home in the Reinickendorf district.

“What happened in the run up to the incident is still unknown,” said a police spokesperson.

The man's injuries are not said to be life-threatening.

According to the initial results of police inquiries, the asylum seeker had been ejected from the home after an argument with security personnel on Saturday evening.

On Sunday morning he came to pick up his belongings, but once again became embroiled in an argument with the security guards. This argument then escalated, resulting in the 31-year-old and 36-year-old guards attacking him on the street.

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