Two admit to theft, driving offences

Two men have pleaded guilty to a number of charges relating to attempted theft and being in possession of a stolen car

A man from Birkirkara was remanded in custody after he admitted to a number of offences relating to attempted theft and driving.

21 year-old Tristan Tedesco pleaded guilty to charges relating to an attempted house robbery last July. A second youth involved in this case had separately pleaded guilty to the charges brought against him, but Tedesco had initially insisted that he was innocent.

In a sitting last week, Inspector Elton Taliana charged the duo with attempted aggravated theft, driving a stolen car and carrying knives in public without a police permit. Tedesco was also separately charged with damaging the Peugeot, driving it without insurance, driving dangerously and failing to stop after a traffic accident. Tedesco was further accused of committing the crimes whilst under a number of suspended sentences, breaching a probation order and relapsing.

Lawyer Mark Vassallo, requested a pre-sentencing report be drawn up. The court acceded to the request.

Lawyers Franco Debono and Amadeus Cachia appeared for the parte civile.

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