Ex PM slightly injured by thrown rock

Civic Democrat chairman and former prime minister Mirek Topolánek has been slightly injured when a group of unknown assailants threw rocks at him, hitting him in the head. The incident occurred on Friday in the south Moravian town of Hustopeče where Mr Topolánek, who is Civic Democrat election leader in the region, appeared at a rally ahead of October’s general elections. According to the party’s spokesman, Mr Topolánek received medical attention on the spot and continues in his campaign. Police are investigating the incident.