Einbeck: Unknown throws Ukrainian child from the bridge and flees

Attack in Einbeck
Because the child spoke Ukrainian: Unknown throws ten-year-old from the bridge

The police are looking for a man who is said to have thrown a ten-year-old boy off a bridge in Einbeck (symbol image)

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An unknown attacked a group of Ukrainian-speaking children in Einbeck and threw a boy off a bridge.

After an attack on a 10-year-old Ukrainian boy in Einbeck, the public prosecutor’s office in Göttingen has initiated investigations into attempted manslaughter against an unknown person. The man is said to have thrown the child over a bridge railing last Saturday, the prosecution said on Friday. He is said to be around 40 to 45 years old and was wearing a blue T-shirt, a black cap and denim shorts.

Public prosecutor sees political motive in attack in Einbeck

According to the report, the victim was with several other children from Ukraine at the bridge in the small town in Lower Saxony. The stranger is said to have complained in Russian that the children spoke Ukrainian. He asked her to speak Russian. According to the investigation, the man is also said to have said “that Ukraine started the war”.

As the investigators said, the man is said to have initially pulled the hair of a girl from the group. Then he is said to have grabbed the ten-year-old boy and thrown him over the bridge railing. The boy therefore first hit iron girders that are mounted at the level of the bridge below the railing, as a spokesman for the prosecutor said. The boy was injured in the head and foot.

After that the boy fell between the iron girders into a canal. When the ten-year-old was lying there, the perpetrator is said to have thrown a glass bottle at him. The bottle reportedly hit the boy on the right shoulder. The man then fled. The children then alerted their parents.

The boy was not seriously injured, according to the spokesman for the prosecutor’s office. He was treated in a hospital and then released. The public prosecutor’s office did not have precise information about the height of the bridge. The public prosecutor evaluates the attack as politically motivated. Witnesses who can provide relevant information are asked to contact the Northeim police on 05551-70050.


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