Berlin attack: Tunisian man ‘identified as suspect’ from truck documents

German police are hunting a Tunisian man over the Berlin market attack after finding documents in the lorry, according to reports. The identity document was found under the driver’s seat of the vehicle - which ploughed into crowds at the Christmas market on Monday evening, killing 12 people. Der Spiegel and Allgemeine Zeitung reported that the document, apparently asylum office papers announcing a stay of deportation, was in the name of Anis A, born in 1992 in Tataouine, Tunisia. The suspect was also known to have two aliases, according to the newspapers. Bild said Anis A was known to police for bodily harm and is considered dangerous.

It was terrible. There were bruises, fouling. His face was swollen. It looked like a fight.

Cousin of Lukasz Urban

It comes after reports that a Polish man, whose lorry was hijacked before being used to wreak havoc, was beaten and stabbed and is thought to have only been shot dead after the attack. The body of Lukasz Urban, 37, was found in the cab of the lorry in Breischeidplatz after it smashed through the market for up to 80m (260ft). Bild reported that his boss - also said to be his cousin - was shown a picture of his injuries which suggested he had been alive until he was shot after the attack.