A gang of migrants who attacked two pensioners on a Munich subway train are Afghans who have been living in Germany for four years even though their asylum applications have been rejected, MailOnline can reveal.
The men – aged 19, 20 and 23 – cannot be deported back to Afghanistan because it is deemed too dangerous. They may only be fined 200 euros for the attack.
Shocking footage of the assault this week showed the three men roughly seizing one elderly man by the arms, pinning him against the rail and shouting abuse at him.
A second elderly man can be seen grappling with one of the gang, before he is held up by the neck and threatened.
A Munich police spokesman told MailOnline it was ‘a big problem’ that so many migrants were able to stay in the country even after their asylum requests were rejected.