Brutal attack in Zurich district 4 – “The teenagers want to be me, what my problem is to hit”
The 53-year-old D. was beaten at the weekend in Zurich’s district 4, ready for hospitalization. The police are investigating.
- Monira Djurdjevic
- Lynn Sachs
At the weekend there was a brutal attack on a 53-year-old man on Langstrasse in District 4.
The Zurich city police confirmed the incident and has initiated relevant investigations.
A swollen eye, lacerations and scratches on the face: 53-year-old D. * was attacked and injured by several people on Langstrasse in District 4 on Friday evening. “You even broke my nose. I have to have an operation on Thursday », says D. The brutal attack occurred shortly before midnight. «A youngster rioted near my shop. I told him to stop.»
Was D. not wought: D.he teenagers war not alone. “Suddenly a colleague and a colleague of the teenager came along um the corner. You ask me what my problem was and attacked me. ” As the 53-year-old says, it was a beatinge The trio hit him with punches and kicks, even knocking a bottle over the head.
To alert the police, fetche he took his cell phone out of his pocket. “But they refused me hand and ran away. I ran after her bleeding and injured. ” Although there was a lot of activity on Langstrasse at that time, no one had rushed to help him. “There are people standing around everywhere. But nobody helped me. ”
«This brutality shocks me»
Finally he caught up with the young people who were dying at the Brauerstrasse / Langstrasse intersection: “Then she attacked me again and then fled in an unknown direction with her cell phone.” D. then alerted the police. “A patrol came by and reported him Incident. I then went to the hospital on my own.»
This week, the 53-year-old will file a complaint against unknown persons. “I am shocked by this brutality. Nowadays young people seem to really enjoy tormenting someone. They don’t seem to be aware of what they are doing to those affected. “
The Zurich City Police confirm the incident on request. “Shortly before midnight, an argument between several people was reported. The patrol found an injured man on site, ”says spokesman Marc Surber. “The police have started an investigation.”
Youth violence has been increasing in the canton of Zurich since 2015. Like the Zurich canton police am mit communicated, the aim is to counter juvenile delinquency with targeted measures in the area of prevention and repression. For a prevention campaign, among other things, the website no-front.ch launched. The aim is to sensitize young people to various problems in an uncomplicated way. In addition, one would like to give them useful information on the legal provisions and point out possible consequences.
The senior youth attorney also announced this year that the ongoing increase will now be countered even more continuously. Violent crimes will be treated with increased priority in the future. In addition, various measures such as contact and zone bans or electronic monitoring are being examined more intensively. According to the Zurich victim counseling service, the police should be called in an emergency. The police are there to protect those affected in the acute situation. After the specific experience of violence, the most urgent advice is to accept help and contact a victim counseling center. The victim counseling in Zurich offers uncomplicated support via anonymous chat counseling. You can chat with trained professionals from Monday to Friday between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. To chat.
increased from violent clashes
Hardly a weekend goes by in Zurich without a bloody argument. Not until October became at Stadelhofen train station ein 19- and a 20-year-old man with a stabbing weapon heavy hurt. The police arrested four people. A dispute among young people escalated in July on the Chinawiese in Zurich. The 16-year-old R. * was attacked and injured with a knife.
I am april 18-year-old Matiss B. * was attacked at a tram stop in Zurich-Altstetten. According to his mother, Sigita B. *, the quarrel broke out for no good reason: «Because he refused to eIHanding his Coke bottle to a group of teenagers, she attacked him. “ also iIn April a dispute among young people escalated on the grounds of a Dietikon school. The 15-year-old S. * was brutally attacked by a group of teenagers and had to undergo an operation.
In May, strangers beat the 20-year-old art student L. * in a Zurich tram. “Even when he was lying on the floor, they kept beating him,” said S. *, a good friend of L., opposite 20 minutes. Shortly thereafter became in a dispute among teenagers in Wädenswil, 16-year-old A. * with a stabbing weapon seriously injured. According to two young men, the argument had started on a basketball court. Allegedly ging it to cigarettes. Four People were arrested.
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