A gang of culture-enrichers set upon a dog-walker in the German town of Schwerin, beating and stabbing him. In the following report their motive is not entirely clear, but it seems the issue may have been the dog.
Many thanks to Egri Nök for translating this article from Ostsee Zeitung (Baltic Sea Newspaper, East Germany):
Schwerin — Four men attack 29-year-old and hurt him badly
The man was walking his dog on Thursday evening, when he was approached by a group. Police are looking for witnesses.
Schwerin. Thursday evening a man was attacked and badly injured by four people. According to the police report, the 29-year-old was walking his dog in Hamburger Strasse around 9:30 PM, when the men approached him about his dog. The man shielded his dog and then was pushed, kicked, and beaten by the perpetrators. Furthermore, one of the men wounded the victim with a knife and inflicted slash wounds upon him. Then the perpetrators fled.
The 29-year-old had to be treated in hospital. Police are investigating for dangerous assault.
The perpetrators were apparently of Arab origin. One of the perpetrators is being described as follows: He is about 1.75m [5’ 7”] tall and of slim, athletic build. His age is estimated at 25. His hair is black, and at the time of the deed he was wearing a longish brown jacket and blue jeans.
Police are asking witnesses for leads and will accept them at the telephone number 0385-51 80 15 60, at the “Internetwache”, or any police station.