Police in Cologne said they prevented a repeat of the 2015 New Year’s Eve sex attacks
In Hamburg, 14 women were the victims of sex attacks, as more than 45,000 people celebrated New Year’s Eve in the city.
Police said the suspected attackers, including migrants, grabbed their victim’s crotches. Ten people have been arrested in connection with the sexual assaults.
Officers said three Syrians, three Iraqis, two Afghans, one Eritrean and one German were arrested in connection with the sexual assaults in Große Freiheit and Beatles Square.
Firefighters and police were called out to more than 2,000 incidents during the celebrations.
In Hamburg, 14 women were the victims of sex attacks, as more than 45,000 people celebrated New Year’s Eve in the city
Police Officer Timo Zill said the mood at the banks of the Binnenalster river was aggressive mostly because of people “with migration background”.
A number of troublemakers were spoken to by police and banned from certain areas of the city.
Elsewhere in Germany, police in Augsburg launched investigations into several sex attacks as chaos ripped through the Bavarian town on New Year’s Eve.
Around 150 people celebrated the New Year in Augsburger Königsplatz with police reports of migrants firing rockets into the crowd.
Police arrested a 22-year-old Syrian for firing a rocket toward people standing next to him.
Three young men from Iraq and Syria were banned from the square after firing rockets at several people, police said.
Police launched an investigation after a rocket hit a woman, 30, on the head and a police officer was injured when a firework hit his patrol car.
Eyewitnesses accused three Syrians of being behind the incident, police said investigations are ongoing.
Afghan nationals, aged 19, 21 and 37 were accused of repeatedly groping two 18-year-old girls.