The German trial of three Swiss teenagers accused of brutally attacking randomly selected people in Munich last summer is set to begin on Monday.
Front-page news at the time, the event spurred calls by a shocked public on both sides of the border for a clampdown on juvenile violence.
Within the space of half an hour during the early hours of July 1 the Zurich youths, who were visiting Munich on a school outing, physically assaulted five men, one of whom was handicapped. One man was trampled almost to death.
“We just wanted to have a little fun,” one of the teens said later.