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Munich school group assaulted by 15-strong teenage gang in Berlin's Kreuzberg

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Munich school group assaulted by 15-strong teenage gang in Berlin's Kreuzberg
The May-Ayim-Ufer in Berlin. Credit: Wikimedia Commons/A.Saven
16:11 CEST+02:00
In an uncharacteristically violent assault in the heart of one Berlin's most sought-after districts, police say a visiting group of students were the victims of a brutal and unprovoked attack.

The class of students from Munich were walking along the May-Ayim-Ufer, a popular canal walk in Berlin, when they were attacked with bottles and other items, according to a police statement

At least six people were injured and a 17-year-old had to be rushed to hospital with head injuries. Such teenage violence is not a common occurrence in the upmarket, hipster Berlin district of Kreuzberg. 

The students from Munich, aged 15 to 17, were walking on the canal at around 10pm on Thursday July 5th when they were confronted by a group of 15 local teenagers, at least one of whom was armed with a knife, according to police reports. 

The students from Munich ran to safety towards the nearby Heinrich Heine Strasse. The police apprehended 10 of the attackers, all of whom were aged between 15 and 19, added the police report. 



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