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High profile trial opens in Germany

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The trial of Germany’s high profile weatherman, Jorg Kachelmann has got underway after it had been suspended last week. He is accused of holding a knife to his girlfriend’s throat and raping her. He has denied the charges.

The case has sparked widespread interest and has been a cover story on Germany’s best selling news magazines Spiegel and Stern.

The self-taught weatherman was arrested in March, held in custody and released at the end of July when the court ruled there was insufficient evidence to continue holding him.

He owns a multi-million-euro weather service Meteomania and is best known for his descriptions of, “slurping winds” and “cauliflower clouds.” If convicted he faces up to 15 years in prison.