This picture taken on September 18, 2015 shows cyclists and pedestrians during morning traffic at the Central Helsinki road 'Baana.' AFP PHOTO / LEHTIKUVA / Roni Rekomaa
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Finnish police reported Thursday an unusually high level of sexual harassment in Helsinki on New Year's Eve and said they had been tipped off about plans by groups of asylum seekers to sexually harass women.Three sexual assaults allegedly took place at Helsinki's central railway station on New Year's Eve, where around 1,000 mostly Iraqi asylum seekers had converged.Koskimaki said police did not see a link between the Cologne and Helsinki incidents.In November, Finnish authorities said around 10 asylum seekers were suspected of rapes, among the more than 1,000 rapes reported to police in 2015 .
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