On Friday night, the three policewomen were in a pub on the Landstraße as part of their routine patrol when, on leaving the pub, they were stopped by an agitated man.
His girlfriend had been groped by another guest and then beaten when she asked him to leave her in peace, he said. The man pointed out the perpetrator, a Syrian in a white T-shirt who was walking with two companions.
When the policewomen wanted to check the identification documents of the Syrian suspects aged 21, 23 and 29, the trio immediately became aggressive and loudly insisted: “We done nothing!”
The eldest struck out at the policewomen, and was then subdued and arrested. In the process, one policewoman was injured in the face and hand. As the 23-year-old also become more aggressive, he was also arrested – he also put up fierce resistance, injuring another policewoman.
The youngest of the Syrians did not want to accept the arrest of his friends…