Two remanded in custody after grievously injuring man during argument

The two Eritrean nationals were drinking in Marsa over the weekend when they were involved in an argument and inflicted grievous injuries on their victim

Two young Eritreans were remanded in custody after Magistrate Josette Demicoli heard how they had grievously injured another person whilst under the influence of alcohol.

The case goes back to the early hours of last Saturday when 22-year-old Mengstab Mulue Hayele and 20-year-old Hylom Teame Tesfaalem were drinking at Marsa. At around 4:30am, the two men were involved in an argument with a certain Afewerki Teklesembet Yohannes, who suffered grievous injuries.

Inspector Priscilla Caruana Lee accused the two Eritreans with causing grievous bodily harm, being drunk in public and disturbing public peace. Both pleaded not guilty.

Magistrate Josette Demicoli heard how Hylom Teame Tesfaalem, who resides in Qawra, is unemployed and described himself as indigent. The other accused, Mengstab Mulue Hayele, is employed as a cleaner. He lives in Zebbug.

Lawyer Joe Ellis appeared for the accused and requested bail, however the court refused bail as there is fear that the accused could abscond.

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