Guess where in the world it happened?
If your guess started with a ‘G’ and ended with an ‘ermany’, you’re right!
Police in Berlin have arrested seven migrants who are accused of setting a homeless man on fire in an underground station in the German city.
The alleged attack occurred as the 37-year-old man was sleeping on a platform bench at Schönleinstraße U-Bahn station on Christmas Eve.
Detectives launched an attempted murder investigation after the suspects – seven men aged 15 to 21 – allegedly set fire to the victim’s clothes.
Six of the men are from Syria and one is from Libya, said police, who announced the arrests after releasing CCTV footage in an attempt to identify the suspects.
CCTV showed a group of youths laughing as they entered a U-Bahn train at the station which is on Berlin’s north-south U8 line.
Police allege the group had just set fire to the victim’s clothes.
Eyewitnesses, including a train driver with a fire extinguisher, rushed to the man’s aid and put out the flames. He was not seriously injured…
…Some of the suspects were already known to police, he added.
It is alleged the suspects tossed a burning object onto the homeless man, setting fire to his clothes and bedding.
Read more: The Mirror UK
Watch the CCTV that was used to identify the suspects:
The homeless man wasn’t seriously injured, but he did lose most of his possessions due to the fire.
Some of the suspects were already known to police.
If only Germany was taking care of their homeless like they take care of the migrants…