With an appeal for witnesses, the police in Brandenburg are looking for a man who is said to have injured an 18-year-old in the Brandenburg town of Senftenberg (Oberspreewald-Lausitz district) on Ascension Day.

On a park bench at the port, the stranger is said to have used physical violence to force the woman to drink a drink from a cup in the afternoon, the police said on Thursday.

The man is said to have choked the woman until she passed out.

The 18-year-old was taken to a hospital with symptoms of poisoning.

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The suspect is said to be around 20 years old and slim. He is said to have short, stubbly dark brown hair and to speak German without an accent.