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Greeks beaten by Berlin gang

Police in Germany said yesterday that they had arrested 10 men and one woman in connection with a suspected racially motivated attack on three Greeks in a suburb of Berlin early on Saturday. The three Greeks, two men, aged 27 and 28, and a 25-year-old woman, were attacked near a gas station in the Pankow district, northeastern Berlin, by a group of 10 to 15 people who were shouting racial abuse and appeared to be drunk, according to witnesses. The two Greek men suffered slight facial injuries in the attack and needed brief hospital treatment. The 11 alleged assailants, aged between 17 and 20, were due to appear in court yesterday to face charges of disturbing the peace, theft and causing bodily harm. None of the accused had a previous record of racially motivated crimes. Germany has experienced a spate of racially motivated attacks in recent months that have led to migrants from Asia, Africa and Southern Europe being attacked.