Cologne police on Monday released previously unseen video footage of the chaos at the city's main train station on New Year's Eve, when hundreds of women reported sexual assaults and thefts by large groups of foreign men.

In brief extracts of the video posted to YouTube by public broadcaster WDR, a distressed young woman can at one point be heard shouting "you mustn't touch me, you mustn't touch me" above the noise of the crowd.

Police can be seen scuffling with members of the large crowds or helplessly watching men loosing rockets and detonating bangers around the square in front of the station and the cathedral steps.

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