Somalian asylum seeker hospitalised after sex attack arrest on Christmas Ev

A SOMALIAN asylum seeker has been detained in hospital after the alleged rape of a woman and an attempted robbery of another in Austria.

PUBLISHED: 16:20, Mon, Dec 26, 2016 

Two women reported an attempted rape and an assault GETTY

Two women reported an attempted rape and an assault

The 19-year-old man is under police supervision after being taken for medical care in the city of Klagenfurt following the attack on Christmas eve.

It has been reported locally the man attempted to rape a 23-year-old woman in a bar but she was able to fight off the attacker.

However, he is alleged to have attempted to steal another 22-year-old woman’s wallet after going into a female toilet in the bar following the first attack.

According to reports the man grabbed the second victim by the throat after she caught him trying to steal her wallet.

He is said to have fled the bar and was later arrested in the Schillerpark of Klagenfurt, sixth-largest city in the country.

He had collapsed after the arrest and was put into an induced coma.

Police were unable to interrogate the individual accused of the attack until this morning and have yet to press charges, it has been claimed.

The Somali was arrested in the town of KlagenfurtGETTY

The Somali was arrested in the town of Klagenfurt

Local reports suggest the man told police that he could not remember the incident.

Both of the victims have again been questioned by the police this afternoon.

However, police do not expect make a decision on charges until Tuesday morning.

There has been a spate of incidents involving migrants in Austria GETTY

There has been a spate of incidents involving migrants in Austria

The attack comes after two incidents earlier this year.

In March a migrant was being hunted after he lured the four-year-old child into a swimming pool changing area before sexually assaulting the child’s mother when she caught him.

According to data compiled by the Austrian Interior Ministry, nearly one out of three asylum seekers in Vienna was accused of committing crimes in 2015.

Austria received 90,000 asylum requests in 2015, the second-highest number in the EU on a per capita basis.

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