14 Dec 2009

Italian PM Berlusconi spends settled night after attack

Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi spent a settled night in hospital after being hit in the face by an attacker, Italy's Ansa news agency said.


The agency said Mr Berlusconi's first request upon waking up in the hospital in Milan was to see some newspapers. The PM, 73, suffered a broken nose, two broken teeth and a cut lip after being hit with a souvenir model of Milan cathedral following a rally in Milan. A 42-year-old man was arrested and has been charged with aggravated assault.

BBC News - Ansa