Woman detained after biting policeman

The accused assaulted three police officers while they were carrying out inspections connected to irregular migrants

(Stock photo)
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A woman, who allegedly assaulted three police officers while these were carrying out routine inspections in relation to irregular migrants on Tuesday, has been denied bail upon her arraignment today.

Isatou Bobb, a 22-year-old, from Gambia and holder of an Italian residence permit, caused a disturbance when police officers entered her house in Victory Street, Qormi whilst carrying out their duties.

Magistrate Ian Farrugia heard how the woman had allegedly refused to submit her personal details to the police officers, disobeyed their lawful orders and became aggressive, scratching and biting a male constable.

The woman was arraigned this afternoon, pleading not guilty to assaulting and resisting the officers, slightly injuring one of them and refusing to give her personal details as well as disobeying police orders.

No request for bail was made and the woman was remanded in custody.

Inspector Darren Buhagiar prosecuted.

Lawyer Noel Cutajar was legal aid counsel.

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