Neo-Nazi questioned in swastika attack on youth

23rd November 2007, Comments 0 comments

23 November 2007, Mittweida - A suspected neo-Nazi has been quizzed over allegations he carved a swastika in the skin of a teenage girl who came to the defence of an immigrant, police said Friday.

23 November 2007

Mittweida - A suspected neo-Nazi has been quizzed over allegations he carved a swastika in the skin of a teenage girl who came to the defence of an immigrant, police said Friday.

The 17-year-old victim told police her attacker was among a group of four shaven-headed young men molesting a 6-year-old girl from Eastern Europe in the east German town of Mittweida.

The teenager said that when she tried to help the girl three members of the group held her back while the fourth carved a swastika on her hip.

Police traced the assailant to the nearby town of Burgstaedt, but a magistrate declined to issue an arrest warrant for lack of evidence, a police spokesman said.

A search of the suspect's home turned up symbols of the neo-Nazi group Sturm 34, which was banned in April this year by the state of Saxony, where Mittweida is located.

The town has witnessed a spate of racially motivated attacks this year. Sturm 34's leader is currently on trial for assault.

DPA

Subject: German news

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