Migrant gang ‘leave 12 people aged 13-42 injured after carrying out random attacks and hurling racist abuse’ in German city, prompting Interior Minister to call for deportations

  • Four teenagers from Iran, Syria and Afghanistan ‘carried out random attacks’
  • Violence broke out at 6.30pm on Saturday at train station in Amberg, Germany
  • Witnesses claim a man was pushed down a flight of stairs, others were kicked and punched and one person was subjected to racist abuse

Julian Robinson for MailOnline

A migrant gang left 12 people aged 13 to 42 injured after carrying out random attacks and hurling racist abuse in a German city, it has been reported.

Four teenagers – from Iran, Syria and Afghanistan – are said to have targeted passers-by in the Bavarian city of Amberg.

Eyewitnesses claim a man was pushed down a flight of stairs while a 17-year-old was left needing hospital treatment for a head injury.

Germany‘s Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said he was ‘dismayed’ by the events in Amberg adding: ‘If asylum seekers commit violent crimes, they must leave our country.’

A migrant gang left 12 people aged 13 to 42 injured after carrying out random attacks and hurling racist abuse in a German city, it has been reported. Pictures have emerged showing three of four suspects arrested by police

A migrant gang left 12 people aged 13 to 42 injured after carrying out random attacks and hurling racist abuse in a German city, it has been reported. Pictures have emerged showing three of four suspects arrested by police

A migrant gang left 12 people aged 13 to 42 injured after carrying out random attacks and hurling racist abuse in a German city, it has been reported. Pictures have emerged showing three of four suspects arrested by police

A migrant gang left 12 people aged 13 to 42 injured after carrying out random attacks and hurling racist abuse in a German city, it has been reported. Pictures have emerged showing three of four suspects arrested by police

A migrant gang left 12 people aged 13 to 42 injured after carrying out random attacks and hurling racist abuse in a German city, it has been reported. Pictures have emerged showing three of four suspects arrested by police

Four teenagers - from Iran , Syria and Afghanistan - are said to have targeted passers-by in the Bavarian city of Amberg. Pictured: One of four suspects arrested by police

Four teenagers - from Iran , Syria and Afghanistan - are said to have targeted passers-by in the Bavarian city of Amberg. Pictured: One of four suspects arrested by police

Four teenagers – from Iran , Syria and Afghanistan – are said to have targeted passers-by in the Bavarian city of Amberg. Pictured: One of four suspects arrested by police

A migrant gang left 12 people aged 13 to 42 injured after carrying out random attacks and hurling racist abuse in the German city of Amberg (pictured), it has been reported

A migrant gang left 12 people aged 13 to 42 injured after carrying out random attacks and hurling racist abuse in the German city of Amberg (pictured), it has been reported

A migrant gang left 12 people aged 13 to 42 injured after carrying out random attacks and hurling racist abuse in the German city of Amberg (pictured), it has been reported

The violence broke out at about 6.30pm on Saturday at Amberg station.

A 13-year-old, named as Nimo M was kicked in the stomach before his 29-year-old friend, landscape gardener Marco S. was hit in the face.

In another incident, a 17-year-old girl was branded a ‘hooker’, Bild reports, before her companions were struck in the face when they tried to intervene.

One eyewitness said a man was pushed down a flight of stairs at the train station.  

Another teenager described how racist abuse was hurled at a friend before three people in the group were chased and attacked.

A man who tried to help them was also beaten up, said the teenager, who needed hospital treatment for bruises and concussion.

Germany's Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (pictured) said he was 'dismayed' by the events in Amberg adding: 'If asylum seekers commit violent crimes, they must leave our country'

Germany's Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (pictured) said he was 'dismayed' by the events in Amberg adding: 'If asylum seekers commit violent crimes, they must leave our country'

Germany’s Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (pictured) said he was ‘dismayed’ by the events in Amberg adding: ‘If asylum seekers commit violent crimes, they must leave our country’

As the alleged attackers fled, they set upon two more passers-by. Police later arrested four suspects, and aged 17 to 19.

Interior Minister Seehofer told Bild: ‘The events in Amberg have upset me a lot. These are violent excesses that we can not tolerate. If asylum seekers commit violent crimes, they must leave our country. If the existing laws are not enough, they must be changed.’

He said that a xenophobic attack in the town of Bottrop, in which a car was driven into a group of foreigners on New Year’s Eve, needed to be pursued with the same ‘determination and rigor’.

Man who drove his car into crowds on New Year in suspected racist attack on foreigners in Germany is charged with attempted murder 

A 50-year-old German man accused of driving a car into groups of foreigners on New Year’s Eve has been formally remanded in custody for attempted murder, police said Wednesday.

Eight people, including two children, were wounded in an assault that police described as a ‘targeted attack motivated by the driver’s hostility to foreigners’.

The German man is accused of accelerating his car at groups of revellers in Bottrop and Essen, two cities in the west of Germany. He was arrested the same night.

A 50-year-old German man accused of driving a car into groups of foreigners on New Year's Eve has been formally remanded in custody for attempted murder, police said Wednesday. Police are pictured at the scene on January 1

A 50-year-old German man accused of driving a car into groups of foreigners on New Year's Eve has been formally remanded in custody for attempted murder, police said Wednesday. Police are pictured at the scene on January 1

A 50-year-old German man accused of driving a car into groups of foreigners on New Year’s Eve has been formally remanded in custody for attempted murder, police said Wednesday. Police are pictured at the scene on January 1

The car hit several people in Bottrop, injuring a four-year-old Afghan boy and his mother, 29, as well as a 10-year-old Syrian girl, said police in a statement.

A Syrian woman, 46, who was also severely hurt in the incident, was declared out of danger after undergoing surgery.

The region’s interior minister, Herbert Reul, said the accused ‘had the clear intention to kill foreigners’.

The man was not formerly known to police.

According to Spiegel Online, he has been treated for schizophrenia in the past.

The unemployed man reportedly told police that ‘the high number of foreigners is a problem for Germany that he wants to solve,’ said Spiegel.