A newly elected lawmaker for the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has been arrested on suspicion of owning Nazi symbols.

Prosecutors said Daniel Halemba, 22, was arrested in the Stuttgart area and is under investigation on suspicion of incitement and using symbols of unconstitutional organisation, German news agency dpa reported.

The youngest politician to be elected to the Bavarian parliament, Halemba is a member of the Teutonia Prague student fraternity.

It was raided in September on suspicion that there might be objects featuring Nazi insignia and racist documents on its premises. Officials reported that forbidden symbols were discovered, while neighbours complained of having heard calls of “Sieg Heil” (Hail Victory).