15 women in Sweden complain of assault

2016-01-08 19:55
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Stockholm - Swedish police say at least 15 young women have now reported being groped by groups of men on New Year's Eve in the city of Kalmar.

The Swedish reports follow a string of sex assaults and robberies during New Year's celebrations in Germany.

Kalmar police spokesperson Johan Bruun on Friday said groups of men encircled women on a crowded square and groped them. He said no one was physically injured but that many of those targeted had been terrified.

He said two men, both asylum-seekers, were informed through interpreters that they were suspected of sexual assault and that police were trying to identify other suspects.

Asked about similarities to assaults in Germany, Bruun said "we are aware of what happened in Germany but we are focusing our investigation on what happened in Kalmar."

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