The Parliamentary investigation into the Cologne New Year's Eve sex attacks which saw over 1,000 criminal complaints made against predominantly newly arrived migrant males has found the event was not spontaneous but arranged between the perpetrators.

The committee of inquiry investigating the attacks on behalf of the Düsseldorf parliament — the local legislature for the North-Rhine Westphalia region of which Cologne is a constituent part — revealed their latest findings revealing the role social media played in the attacks.

Team member and legal psychologist Professor Rudolf Egg told local newspaper the Express that for so many people to have turned up in one place at the same time could not have been down to chance. He said:

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