Germany must contemplate deporting foreigners convicted of crimes following the Cologne sex attacks, Chancellor Angela Merkel says.
She said “clear signals” had to be sent to those not prepared to abide by German law.
Gangs of men described as of North African and Arab appearance were reported to be behind the attacks.
Police also received reports of sexual attacks in cities in Finland, Austria and Switzerland on New Year’s Eve.
Meanwhile, four young Syrians are being held over the suspected gang rape of two teenage girls in the southern German town of Weil am Rhein on the same night, according to German media.
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