Youth detained after pleading not guilty to assaulting a police officer

A young man has denied charges of breaching bail conditions and assaulting a police officer

The 19-year-old was arraigned in a Gozo court this morning, accused of breaching bail conditions, assaulting a police officer in lock-up, as well as disobeying police orders
The 19-year-old was arraigned in a Gozo court this morning, accused of breaching bail conditions, assaulting a police officer in lock-up, as well as disobeying police orders

A young man has been remanded in custody after pleading not guilty to assaulting a police officer.

The 19-year-old was arraigned in a Gozo court this morning, accused of breaching bail conditions, assaulting a police officer in lock-up, as well as disobeying police orders.

Appearing in front of magistrate Joanne Vella Cuschieri, the Zebbug resident pleaded not guilty to the charges against.

He was remanded in custody.

Inspector Bernard Charles Spiteri prosecuted.

In a separate case, a 28-year-old Serbian national was also remanded in custody after a court denied his request for bail.

The man, resident of St Paul’s Bay, was charged with being in possession of ecstasy, cannabis and cocaine within 100 metres of an area frequented by youths. The incident allegedly took place on 8 July 2016.

The court ordered he be detained at Corradino Correctional Facility.

The prosecution was led by inspector Frank Tabone.

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