Four people have been injured after a mentally ill man drove into a crowd of people in Germany – in what appears to have been an attack targeting foreigners.
The 50-year-old driver of a silver Mercedes first attempted to hit a group of people in the western city of Bottrop shortly after midnight, but the pedestrians were able to jump out of the way, police said.
The man, who has not been named, then drove into the center of Bottrop where he slammed into a crowd. Those hit by the car included Syrian and Afghan citizens, and some were seriously injured. Read more