A refugee has been arrested in Germany after he allegedly raped a woman and forced her boyfriend to watch.
The couple were camping in the Siegaue Nature Reserve outside Bonn when they were targeted.
Police said that the attacker, believed to be from Ghana, use a machete-like weapon to threaten the 23-year-old woman and her 26-year-old boyfriend.
The alleged attack took place at around 12.30am last Sunday and police have found a weapon matching the description the couple gave them.
A policeman also showed a copy of an olive coloured duffel bag which was stolen together with a rucksack from a 22-year-old man who held a dinner party on Saturday evening.
The asylum seeker allegedly forced his way into the couple’s tent, threatened them with the machete and ordered them to hand over their valuables.
The police said in their report that ‘afterwards, he asked the 23-year-old woman to come outside, where he raped her.’ The 26-year-old boyfriend was also threatened by the man.
After the rapist fled, the boyfriend alerted the police who launched a hunt involving police dogs and a helicopter but they did not find the man.
Both of the victims are currently undergoing psychological care after the horrific crime.
They have launched a manhunt for the suspect who is described as a dark-skinned male, between 20 and 30 years old, about 5ft 9in tall, who spoke in broken English.
Police are now appealing for any previous victims of the man, who may not have reported previous crimes, to come forward to help track him down.
Detectives say that they secured DNA traces of the suspect which might confirm his identity if they find a match.
Bonn police spokesman Robert Scholten said: ‘We assume that the perpetrator, because of the way he acted, may have already been active before.’
Mr Scholten said that officers had contacted colleagues throughout the country to see if they had record of similar crimes that may have been committed by the same man.
He said: ‘We hope that a colleague knows the man.’
An efit was released of him over the weekend and he was arrested on Saturday.