Monday, January 9, 2017

Germany: Father rescues daughter from Syrian rapist

(Kleve) Early on Sunday morning (0530hrs), a 23-year-old women left a nightclub on Van-den-Bergh-Strasse and headed towards the train station where she hoped to catch a taxi home. Finding the taxis rank empty, she decided to walk the 2 miles home (Emmericher Strasse).

After a while, she noticed a man walking behind her, and that as she crossed the road numerous times, he did likewise. Realising that she was in danger, she rang home and informed her father that she was being followed by a strange man. The man then approached the woman and stunned her with a punch to the face, dragged her into the undergrowth at the side of the road and tried to remove her clothing.

Her 57-year-old father, on receiving the call, jumped on a child’s push scooter and went in search of his daughter and very quickly found his semi-conscious daughter with this potential rapist on top of her, trying to pull her clothes off. Doing what any father would do on finding his child being attacked, he threw himself at the man and, after punching him a number of times, held him down whilst he called the police and an ambulance. The young woman was released from hospital not soon after, with the police calling the father a hero for saving his daughter from being raped.

The rapist turned out to be a 23-year-old asylum seeker from Syria who had been billeted in an asylum seekers home in Kleve.