A far-right German MP has been left seriously injured after a brutal ‘politically motivated’ attack in the street by a gang of masked men. Frank Magnitz, a local leader of the far right Alternative for Germany party was seriously injured following the attack in Bremen. Police said they believe the attack on Mr Magnitz, a lawmaker in Germany’s national parliament who leads the party’s local branch, was politically motivated. They called for witnesses to the attack to come forward after the attack near a theatre yesterday evening. The party, known by its German acronym AfD, said early today that Mr Magnitz had been ambushed by three masked men, beaten unconscious with a piece of wood and then kicked in the head. He was hospitalized. Bremen, Germany’s smallest state, holds a regional election on May 26, the same day as European Parliament elections in which AfD hopes to make gains.