A 10-year-old girl was allegedly raped by an asylum seeker at a former British military base which is now being being used as a refugee shelter in Germany.
The shocking incident happened in the town of Herford in the Western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia and a Ghanaian man has been arrested.
The victim from Azerbaijan was found injured by people inside the barracks of the former military base which has been converted to to a large refugee shelter in Germany's most populous state.
The child has been taken to a hospital with unspecified injuries and police later arrested a 29-year-old asylum seeker from Ghana in the refugee shelter on suspicion of rape.
The man, whose name has not been made public under strict German privacy laws, is currently locked up in investigative custody.
The rape raised tempers at the refugee centre with different groups of migrants fighting over the incident, according to local media.
There were reportedly calls to move all Africans to another shelter to prevent angry asylum seekers from taking revenge, but they are understood to have been rejected by the authorities.
The incident is alleged to have taken place back on June 6, but it has only now been made public by the police.
Sex offences committed by migrants in Germany have doubled to more than 3,000 in a single year, official figures have shown.
A new report issued by the German Government states that there were 3,404 sex crimes involving migrants last year compared with 1,683 in 2015.
The crimes range from less serious crimes up to rape.
Ten-year-old girl is raped by asylum seeker at former British military base now used as a refugee shelter in Germany Gareth Davies For Mailonline 22 June 2017