Three youths in court for attacking colleagues

By MaltaMedia News
Sep 1, 2006, 16:24 CET

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Three youths from Birkirkara were arraigned in court on Friday after being involved in violent incidents with two other men they work with on Tuesday. One of the youths, 20-year-old Aaron Vella was accused of attempting to seriously wound one of the victims, Reuben Scicluna and relapsing. The attempted wounding was foiled because of an occurrence independent of Aaron Vella’s will.

Another youth among the accused, 18-year-old Josef Vella, was charged with permanently disfiguring Mario Saliba from Gzira. The young man, who also kicked and punched the victim repeatedly, was also accused of threatening Mario Saliba numerous times.

Together with 18-year-old Josef Vella, Josef Vella and Mario Saliba were also accused of holding Mario Saliba against his will, throwing stones at Reuben Scicluna and breaching public peace.

The court, presided over by Magistrate Dennis Montebello, remanded the three youths in custody until the victims take the witness stand.

The prosecution was led by Inspector Anthony Cassar.