Man denies assaulting his girlfriend; Granted bail

A man was released on bail after pleading not guilty of assaulting his girlfriend.

The man, 24, from Santa Luċija was accused of slightly injuring his girlfriend, attacking her and illegal arrest. The case happened when the pair were on their way home from a party.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges and was released on bail against a deposit of €500 and personal guarantee of €5,000.

Prosecuting police inspector Hubert Cini told the court that the police had found the victim injured in Santa Luċija. The woman told the police that she had been injured whilst coming back home from a party at around 4am on Sunday, after the two had an argument.

The man has moved out of the house he shared with the victim, the court was told. The court imposed a protection order in favour of the woman.

The court was presided over by Magistrate Josette Demicoli.