Man attacks police in Paceville

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

A 31-year-old man has been arrested after attacking a policeman in a bar in Paceville.

The man who resides in Sliema was arrested around 1am on Sunday after he refused to leave a bar on Saint George’s Road in St Julian’s. The bar owner asked for police assistance when the Turkish national who resides in Sliema refused to leave.

The police arrived on site and was asked to leave but he refused to do so, and instead attacked a police constable by grabbing him by the neck and pushing him. The policeman escaped unharmed. While the policeman was being pushed, a 39-year-old Brazilian woman residing in Gżira, held the constable from behind.

More police officers intervened, and the man was subsequently arrested and hauled to St Julian’s police station for further questioning. The man initially refused to obey police orders and refused to identify himself. The man eventually showed his identification document to the police.

The man is still detained at the police lockup.

In a statement the police said that it is considering arraigning the man in the coming days.