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Image caption The council chief was shot in the head, police confirmed earlier. One person has been detained in connection with the shooting of a popular German politician, which shocked the country a week ago. Walter Lübcke, 65, head of the regional council in Kassel, was found dead in his garden last Saturday night. A person was taken into custody "provisionally", police told German media, without giving further details. One German paper says the detainee is a "younger man" who said he was in a "private relationship" with the victim. According to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), investigators were confident they had identified the suspect after examining the dead man's private data , including that on a mobile telephone. Full story

8 June