Family appeal after 'sickening' attack at Shortland on Jim Johnson, who has a brain injury

Sage Swinton
By Sage Swinton
Updated April 14 2021 - 1:58pm, first published September 4 2020 - 8:00am
PAIN: Jim Johnson in hospital waiting for surgery to his broken jaw. His family say he was attacked after he left a bottle shop in Shortland last Thursday, August 27.

The family of a disabled Shortland man who was assaulted and had his jaw broken by a stranger is desperately appealing for help to catch the attacker.

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Sage Swinton

Sage Swinton

Journalist

Sage Swinton is a news reporter who was born and bred in the Hunter, where she has worked as a journalist for the past seven years. She's been with the Newcastle Herald since June 2020, and covers Newcastle council as well as other general news.

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