A mayor in western Germany has survived a knife attack amid suspicions of a link to his liberal immigration policy.
Andreas Hollstein, conservative mayor of Altena, was stabbed in the neck in a kebab shop and had hospital treatment.
The town in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) is well known for having accepted more than its quota of migrants.
“The security authorities believe that there was a political motive,” said NRW premier Armin Laschet. The mayor is in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU party.