Female jogger attacked by man with brick in popular Berlin park

Jordan Bhatt
Mauerpark Berlin

A woman has been attacked by a man with a brick while she was out jogging in Berlin.

The 40-year-old had been running along the main path in the Mauerpark located in the Prenzlauer Berg district on Sunday night (19 March) when she was attacked from behind.

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At around 9.35pm she was knocked to the ground when the culprit hit her head with a brick, he went onto kick her head and shoulder while trying to grab her jacket.

The woman managed to free herself by taking off her jacket and escaped to the nearby Gleimstrasse.

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The attacker ran off with her jacket, which contained a smartphone, and other items.

The victim had to go to hospital with a fractured jaw and hand.

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It comes following a spate of acid attacks on women in the same district of the German capital.

Last week, a sixth woman was sprayed with acid by a man on a bicyle.

Three women were attacked in Prenzlauer Berg and nearby Weissensee in December, with one telling police a water pistol may have been used to spray the liquid in her face.

In January, a woman was injured in Prenzlauer Berg after a cyclist sprayed an acidic substance in her face while at the end of February a woman in the eastern Friedrichshain district was attacked. She was hospitalised for a week after being sprayed in the face with an acidic substance.

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