German politician Frank Magnitz, chairman of the AfD party, severely injured in ‘assassination attempt’

A far-right German politician has been left for dead in brutal attack, his party has said.

Frank Magnitz, chairman of Germany’s AfD party, was badly beaten by three alleged assailants on Monday.

He is believed to have been jumped after leaving a New Year’s reception in Frankfurt’s Goethe Square.

Graphic images posted on the AfD Bremen Facebook page showed Magnitz lying in a hospital bed with a gaping head wound.

Describing the attack as a ‘politically-motivated attempted assassination’, the AfD said Magnitz was knocked unconscious and suffered a number of blows to the head.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Weimar…