• Police had arrested migrant over claims he sexually abused a girl of eight
  • Refugee father of the girl lunged at the man as he was being arrested
  • He is said to have screamed ‘you will not survive’ at 27-year-old suspect
  • But the father was shot at by several officers and later died in hospital 

German police have shot dead a refugee who tried to avenge his eight-year-old daughter after she was allegedly sexually abused by another migrant in the camp they shared.

Detectives in Berlin were leading a 27-year-old suspect away in handcuffs when the girl’s father, 29, ran at him with a knife screaming: ‘You will not survive!’

He was shot at by several officers and fell to the ground, dying a short time later after being rushed to hospital.

The incident comes amid rising tensions within refugee centres in Germany where aid workers and police have spoken of rapes of women and children.

According to police, the dead man’s daughter was lured to parkland near the centre where she lived with her family in Kruppstrasse in the gritty working class district of Moabit on Tuesday and sexually abused.

Read moreKnife-wielding refugee is shot dead by German police after screaming ‘you will not survive’ and lunging at another migrant ‘who sexually abused his eight-year-old daughter’