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Four injured in Germany in New Year's Eve 'racist attack

January 2, 2019 9:12 am
The area of Bottrop where the attack happened has been cordoned off by police [Source: AFP]

A 50-year-old German man has been arrested on suspicion of carrying out a racist attack after driving his car into a group of people, including Syrian and Afghan citizens.

Four people were wounded, one of whom remains in hospital.

German police says the man rammed his car into pedestrians in a crowded plaza in the north-west town of Bottrop, just after midnight on New Year’s Eve.

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He reportedly made racist comments when he was later stopped and arrested.

Police says the driver had earlier tried to mow down one pedestrian, who managed to get out of the way.

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