Female reporter is sexually assaulted live on camera during Cologne festival as she reports on how the event has been overshadowed by New Year's Eve rapes
A Belgian journalist has spoken about the horrific moment she was sexually assaulted by a man live on television.
Radio Télévision Belge de la Communauté Française (RTBF) journalist Esmeralda Labye was reporting from the Cologne carnival when a man of European appearance grabbed her breast.
'At first they were just making faces behind me. Then a hand landed on my breast. I was shocked,' she said, according to The Local.
The shocking incident took place in the Alter Markt district of town. Video footage has emerged showing the moment of the attack.
Police are looking for two men, wanted in connection with the attack and for making rude gestures to the camera while Ms Labye was reporting.
'My piece to camera was chaotic, people showing middle fingers, a man who was having fun miming a sex act behind me and above all the hand placed on my breast,' Ms Labye said.