Italian warned over club's loud music, attacks three policemen

Police to arraign Italian in the coming days after allegedly assaulting three police officers

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A 48-year-old Italian will be arraigned in court in the coming days after allegedly assaulting three police officers in Paceville and went on to hurl insults at them while being held in the lock-up.

The Italian, who lives in St Julian's, was warned by a police sergeant and two constables over very loud music emanating from a club at 5.30am. The club in Paceville Avenue belongs to his partner, a 47-year-old woman.

PS Ramon Mifsud Grech, PC Brian Tonna and PC Chris Attard, stationed at the St Julians Police Station, visited the club after receiving complaints of loud music in the early hours of Sunday morning. The club's permit reportedly covers until 1am.

Upon arriving at the club, the officers were stopped by the Italian who allegedly started threatening the officers after warning him to turn off the loud music. Other two Italians intervened to calm him down while the officers spoke to the club owner.

The woman's partner returned and allegedly attacked the sergeant, pushing him to the floor, as the latter was speaking to the woman.

The Italian, sources said, became more violent when the two constables intervened. Uniform shirts were torn and spectacles and a mobile phone all belonging to the officers were broken during the scuffle. The Italian was finally handcuffed and taken to the police station under arrest.

He allegedly kept hurling insults at the officers while he was sitting in the police station's cell. 

Police Inspector Jason Sultana, investigating the case, is expected to arraign the Italian in court in the coming days.

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