Man charged over mud attack on John Banks

John Banks was allegedly attacked with a bucket of mud as he arrived at the High Court in Auckland. Photo / Brett Phibbs
John Banks was allegedly attacked with a bucket of mud as he arrived at the High Court in Auckland. Photo / Brett Phibbs

A man has been arrested and charged with assault after allegedly throwing mud at John Banks outside the Auckland High Court yesterday.

A police spokeswoman confirmed the 78-year-old was arrested today and would appear at the Auckland District Court today.

Banks was walking to Auckland High Court yesterday when a bucket of mud was thrown at him, hitting him on the face and arm.

The start of his trial on a charge of knowingly filing a false election return was delayed by 90 minutes while he returned home and changed his suit.

- APNZ

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