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Police arrest Hania assailant

A 39-year old man from Hania on Crete has been charged in connection with an attack against two Algerian immigrants on the island early on Sunday.

He is accused of causing bodily injury to the two men, aged 23 and 27. Police are looking for three more suspects involved in the attack at Hania?s Nea Hora beach.

The assailants, who injured the victims using iron bars, wooden bats and knives, also robbed the pair of their mobile phones and money. The Algerians were treated at Hania Hospital for extensive head injuries and stab wounds.

Brutal attacks against migrants have become almost a daily occurrence in Greece in recent weeks, with violent mobs acting almost unhindered as police have failed to make any significant arrests.

On Thursday, during a press conference in Athens held by the Movement Against Racism, several immigrants from Pakistan gave accounts of violent assaults at the hands of suspected right-wing extremists.