Investigators publish video of attack on AfD politician Frank Magnitz
From the attack on the Bremen AfD politician Magnitz the police has released video images. The recordings are part of the publicity investigation - and contradict the presentation of the party.
Police and prosecutors have made after the attack on the Bremen AfD-Frank Magnitz boss as part of their public prosecutor's search a video on the Internet, showing the attack. On the footage of the Monday evening can be seen how the member of the Bundestag Magnitz by a man with a hood running from behind and thereby hit with the elbow apparently on the head.
The perpetrator belongs to a group of three men. Magnitz, who has both hands in his coat pockets, falls to the ground after the attack and hits his head. Then you can see how the perpetrators flee.
No impact object to see
There is no subject to be seen on the video sequences released on Friday. Also not seen is that the injured and on the ground lying 66-year-old politician is entered. The camera, which shows the crime scene, is only triggered by movement, according to the Bremen police. As a result, the attackers would be visible only by minimal delay.
A debate had arisen around the crime. The Bremer AFD had written a few hours after the attack in a press release, the perpetrators had hit Magnitz unconscious with a squared timber and then kicked against Magnitz 'head, as this had been on the ground. The video recordings do not support this representation.
According to police, the AFD politician Magnitz was jumped on Monday evening in Bremen from behind by a man. Procuratorate and police investigate for dangerous bodily injury. They also examine an alleged letter of confession, which states that Magnitz was attacked by the group "Antifaschistischer Frühling Bremen".
According to AfD data, the assumption that Magnitz was beaten with a square timber comes from two craftsmen who were standing near the crime scene. These did not observe the attack, however, according to prosecutors.
In the video: Attack on the Bremen AfD politician Magnitz
Before publishing the pictures, party leader Jörg Meuthen had decided to make the recordings public. He told the "world" that this step could "undermine the basis of any speculation".
For evidence leading to the seizure and final conviction of the perpetrators, praised the prosecutor Bremen a reward of 3000 euros. The investigators ask for information under the phone number 0421 3623888.
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