EA 16-year-old is said to have mistreated a handicapped homeless person near Essen main train station with a series of kicks in the body and head. According to the Federal Police, the 48-year-old man was attacked early in the morning on Christmas Day after he lay down next to his wheelchair and fell asleep. The video recordings in this area show that the 16-year-old kicked the victim 16 times in the body and head with an interruption of several minutes, as the federal police announced on Saturday.
A 14-year-old companion of the young people is said to have stood indifferently and watched the outbreak of violence. The 16-year-old from Essen is said to have threatened the victim with a knife and indicated a stab movement against the stomach.
The 48-year-old man dragged himself into his wheelchair and probably went into an S-Bahn for fear of further abuse, said a spokesman for the federal police. About two hours after the crime, railway employees became aware of the man who was bleeding from his face and who complained of pain all over his body. Rescue workers took the injured person to a hospital. The victim then left the hospital at her own request, added the spokesman for the federal police.
The suspect was already known to the emergency services from numerous crimes at Essen main station, the spokesman for the federal police said. From the point of view of his authority, she is an intensive offender. Both young people will be interviewed in the coming days. It is being investigated for threats and dangerous bodily harm. The exact scene of the crime, a tunnel of the Essen main train station, is not a particular focus of crime.