With a special deployment concept, the police tried to prevent mass sexual assaults on New Year’s Eve in the St. Pauli neighborhood.
Foretaste of New Year’s Eve: police officers in high-visibility vests in the Grobe Freiheit. Photo: Axel Heimken/dpa
Nothing like this again: mass sexual assaults on women by groups of men on New Year’s Eve as last year, the police want to prevent this New Year. "We had to deal with a phenomenon of sexual violence last year that was not known nationwide," says police spokesman Timo Zill. "Now we are prepared for it."