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17 April 2014

Paceville Murder suspects under arrest

 - Monday, 26 March 2012, 00:00

The two men believed to have killed a Sudanese man in Paceville on 17 March have turned themselves in, the police confirmed.

27-year-old Osama al Shazliay Saleh suffered critical head injuries when he was knocked to the ground outside a nightclub. He was confirmed dead last Wednesday, after life support machines were switched off.

The police issued CCTV images of the men suspected to have assaulted Mr Saleh – two Romanian men aged 26 and 27 – in an appeal for information. The pictures circulated heavily on social networks in the following days.

One of the two men had actually fled to Romania hours after the incident, but is now in custody. A European Arrest Warrant has been issued and the police said that the necessary procedures to bring him back to Malta are underway.

The other has been held for questioning.

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