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Zurich police investigate NYE sex assaults
About six women in Zurich have reported being sexually molested and robbed during New Year’s Eve celebrations after being surrounded by groups of men.
Zurich police say the attacks resembled incidents in Germany on the same evening but that they did not know of any concrete links between the cases.
Zurich police on Thursday said initially there were about 24 separate reports of theft at celebrations along the city’s lakefront.
Follow-up investigations showed several cases involved women being fondled on top of their clothing, they said.
A total of about six women now say they were sexually assaulted after entering a “crowd of multiple men with dark coloured skin,” police in the biggest Swiss city said in a statement.
New Year’s Eve sex assaults also reported in Zurich and Helsinki
GENEVA (AFP) – Several women were allegedly robbed and sexually assaulted in Zurich on New Year’s Eve, Swiss police said on Thursday, saying the attack method appeared “a little bit similar” to that used in a spate of assaults in Germany.
Finnish police, meanwhile, also reported an unusually high level of sexual harassment in Helsinki on New Year’s Eve and said they had been tipped off about plans by groups of asylum seekers to sexually harass women.
Helsinki deputy police chief Ilkka Koskimaki told AFP: “There hasn’t been this kind of harassment on previous New Year’s Eves or other occasions for that matter… This is a completely new phenomenon in Helsinki.”
In Zurich, six women reported being surrounded by “several dark-skinned men”, who had robbed, groped and molested them, Swiss police said, adding that this was an unusually high number for Switzerland.
Agressions sexuelles le soir du 31: après l’Allemagne, des cas en Finlande et en Suisse
Après la centaine de plaintes déposées à Cologne en Allemagne, la police de Zurich en Suisse annonce, à son tour, que des dizaines de femmes ont été victimes de violences sexuelles le soir de la Saint-Sylvestre. La Finlande indique que des actes similaires ont également eu lieu sur son territoire.
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