Italy's Berlusconi leaves hospital after assault

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was discharged from hospital on Thursday, four days after an attack.

Italy's Berlusconi leaves hospital after assault

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was discharged from hospital on Thursday, four days after an attack which left him with a fractured nose and broken teeth.

Television images showed Berlusconi, with his nose bandaged, waving to reporters from the window of a limousine as he left the Milan hospital where he was taken after Sunday's attack.

The conservative leader was injured after a rally in the northern Italian city. A man with a history of mental illness hurled a miniature replica of Milan cathedral at Berlusconi's face as he was shaking hands and signing autographs.

A judge remanded 42-year-old Massimo Tartaglia in prison on Wednesday.

Berlusconi's spokesman, Paolo Bonaiuti, said he had slept well after several days of discomfort. Doctors have said the 73-year-old media mogul has had trouble eating and should limit his work schedule for two weeks.



Reuters


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