Police chase motorbike thief before arrest

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

A 41-year-old man was arrested after he stole a motorbike and tried fleeing from the police in Hamrun.

The man was arrested on Thursday at around 10pm.

The Libyan national stole the motorbike from Triq id-Duluri.

The man was seen riding the motorbike without a helmet in Triq San Luqa in Tal-Pietà. The police patrolling then area attempted to stop him but he fled from the scene taking no entry roads while doing so.

He was later caught on Triq Blackly in Tal-Pietà after he lost control over the motorcycle and left on foot. The man was subsequently arrested in Triq ix-Xatt in Msida.

The police escorted the man to a health centre where it was certified that he was suffering from grievous injuries.

The man is expected to be arraigned in court on Friday afternoon.