German pro-refugee mayor Andreas Hollstein stabbed

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.

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