Anguish over German 'yob' crackdown

Jason Burke

The view from Hans-Joachim Sommer's office window is as wintry as you can get on a spring morning: a few stunted fir trees, a wire fence and the blank grey of a Baltic sky. His conversation is as bleak. "The teenagers here are all highly criminal," said the 47-year-old former sports teacher. "Their problems are very complex."