Germany is suffering a sharp rise in far-Right racist crime – 70 years after the fall of the Nazis.

Statistics showed anti-Jewish and anti-immigrant crimes jumped in 2014.

The figures were announced on the same day police raided a neo-Nazi group which was allegedly plotting violent racist attacks.

Interior minister Thomas de Maiziere revealed that 203 refugee homes were targeted last year, up from 58 in 2013, with far-Right groups behind 175 of the crimes.

And the number of anti-Semitic incidents increased by 25 per cent compared with 2013, with 1,596 crimes reported last year.

Mr de Maiziere said: ‘This is worrying and must be stopped. Germany is an open country. We want to live here in peace and mutual respect.’

On Tuesday German diplomats at the United Nations said the country still had a ‘long way to go’ to stamp out racism.

More than 3,300 cases of politically motivated violence were reported in 2014. There was, however, a drop in sex crimes against children, burglaries and car thefts.

Source: Daily Mail