“We told you so” doesn’t even begin to cover it anymore.
TWO ‘immigrant’ men arrested in connection with the Cologne sex attacks after over 100 women reported being assaulted on New Year’s Eve.
Police have now confirmed one man was caught with notes translating to phrases like “beautiful breasts”, “I want to have sex with you” and “I’ll kill you”.
The city centre descended into chaos on the last day of 2015 when around 1,000 men of ‘Arab or North African’ origin reportedly attacked women and young girls.
The detained pair are understood to have been in custody overnight and notes in Arabic and German were found on their possession.
Neither has been named and their nationality has not been given.
Crowds of women protested against sexism outside Cologne Cathedral January 5 after the assaults.
The news follows claims in a leaked police report that some of the perpetrators of the Cologne sex attacks said they were Syrian refugees.
One told officers: “You have to treat me kindly! Mrs Merkel invited me.”
Similar attacks were reported in other German cities including Hamburg, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Dusseldorf on the same night.
According to witnesses women on their own and in groups were “circled” by the men who openly groped them.
A police report also said terrified women had to run past the sex attack gang like a “gauntlet” to escape from them.
The evening has been described as “chaotic” with many alleged assaults taking place around the city’s train station.
Federal police, as opposed to Cologne city officers, were responsible for security inside the besieged train station.
They say they quizzed nine Algerians, eight Moroccans, four Syrians, five Iranians, one Iraqi, one Serbian, and one US citizen following reports on the night.
There were 18 asylum seekers among the 31 people stopped by the federal police, who also recorded three sexual assaults.
The news has sparked anger across Germany, where many have been quick to accuse asylum seekers of carrying out the New Year’s Eve sexual assaults and robberies.
They added that it is a direct result of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s unpopular open door refugee policy.
In 2015 1.1million refugees arrived in Germany, putting strain on the country’s resources.
Germany’s justice minister Heiko Maas yesterday warned that “deportations would certainly be conceivable” for any asylum seeker found to have taken part in the New Year’s Eve attacks.
A government source said today the police chief of Cologne is set to resign following criticism of his handling of the violent clashes.
German police have been accused of lying about refugee involvement in the New Year’s Eve sex attacks in Cologne.