A 33-year-old was attacked and seriously injured by a group of young people in front of Alfeld train station. Five suspects between the ages of 15 and 17 were provisionally arrested after the attack on Friday evening, the police and public prosecutor’s office in Hildesheim said on Saturday. She is being investigated for dangerous bodily harm. Two 17-year-olds were to be brought before the magistrate, the other suspects were released.

According to the current knowledge, the 33-year-old is said to have intervened when a previously unknown young woman from a group of eight to nine people was molested. Several young people are said to have attacked the man, he is said to have fallen to the ground and been kicked. When witnesses intervened, the attackers let go of the man and fled.

According to the investigators, the man from the Hildesheim district was admitted to a clinic with serious injuries, but according to the information available so far, there is no danger to life.

The police were on duty with several patrol cars from Alfeld, Elze, Bad Salzdetfurth, Sarstedt and Hildesheim. According to the information, four suspects come from the district of Hildesheim, one from the district of Holzminden.