It’s All Fun and Games Until the Lady in the Vegetable Outfit Gets Hurt

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Soon-to-be bruised Lorraine Mallon.
Soon-to-be bruised Lorraine Mallon. Photo: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Belfast City Council member Lorraine Mallon (in the tomato suit, above) was awarded £24,021.75 in damages after the city's former mayor Jim Rodgers botched an attempt to leap over her during a photo shoot to promote a gourmet food fair, accidentally kneeing her in the back of the head and causing her to suffer a slipped disc. Rodgers told the Scotsman it all would have been fine had the grass not been wet. "I'm very fit and look after myself," he said. "But it was just one of those things."

Former Mayor left red faced after tomato incident Scotsman [via Awl]