Breaking news: Green co-leader attacked

Mr Shaw was hit in the face as he walked to work in the capital today.
A man has been arrested after an unprovoked attack on Green Party co-leader James Shaw on his way to work.
The co-leader was assessed at the scene as okay by ambulance staff and continued on his way to work for a meeting.
In a text to Stuff, Shaw said his injury “looks worse than it is”.
Green Party co-leader James Shaw is in hospital for a precautionary check-up.

It’s understood Shaw has a black eye.

[…] It’s understood Shaw was grabbed then punched in the face and suffered a black eye in the attack just before 8am near the Botanic Gardens.

[…] The attacker used Shaw’s name during the attack, indicating he knew who Shaw was.
A spokesman for Shaw said the attacker’s comments during the assault didn’t appear to relate to Shaw’s political work.

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