A TEENAGE boy who had fled from Syria was stabbed and kicked to death on New Year’s Eve by a Muslim gang.
The 15-year-old Yazidi refugee, named only as Odai KH due to privacy laws, had fled the horrors of Syria to Luessum, a neighbourhood of the German city of Bremen.
The attack took place during a fight that broke out on New Year’s Eve at around 2am on Lüssumer Heide.
The boy was described as being a "cheerful lad who was full of dreams" and wanted to escape the "cruel violence and ethnic cleansing" so left to start a new life with his family, and applied for asylum in Germany in 2015.
Odai KH, who was attending the party with his friends, is believed to have been repeatedly kicked in the head and stabbed.
He was put into a medically induced coma by doctors but he died on Saturday.
A witness of the attack said: "The 15-year-old was hit by firecrackers.
"First he threw one back and tried to escape into a cafe. Then it came to a fight, and that was when his assailants took him out."
Onlookers say Odai had no support in the fight and was ganged up on.
Although he was stabbed, medical experts say it was the kicks to the head which eventually killed him.
The Bremen police did not comment on the death of the teenager but confirmed they are investigating.
Police spokesman Nils Matthiesen said: "We do not comment so as not to endanger the investigations in the environment of the affected persons."
So far, no one has been arrested.