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Suspended jail term for Brits for slightly injuring police officers

 - Wednesday, 28 August 2013, 16:12

Four Englishmen were given a one-year jail term suspended for two years, after they pleaded guilty to assaulting three police officers and resisting arrest, slightly injuring them and wilfully disturbing the peace.

Christopher Pocock, 31, Jame Warwock, 41, Alexandria Terri Finch, 19 and a 17-year-old male, said that they had tried to defend Mr Pocock’s disabled brother, who was attacked in St Paul’s Bay, at 5.45am, on Wednesday.

It all started following a family incident were the police tried to control the tourists who had an argument.

Legal aid lawyer Renzo Porsella Flores said that his clients did not do the right thing but, although nothing justifies attacks against the police, emotions got in the way.

Magistrate Carol Peralta said that any form of resistance to any legitimate authority, especially the police cannot be condoned. However, he understood the circumstances and believed that an effective period of imprisonment was not ideal.

Inspector Sandra Zammit prosecuted. 

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C.J. Fenech says:
29 August 2013 06:45

Don't worry Mr. Sammut, our culture and laws will soon have to submit to the beauty of Sharia, which knows nothing about suspended sentences.

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GL Sammut says:
28 August 2013 16:54

Here we go again the courts disrespecting the police. How can a a person respect the police if the courts do not? I wonder if the Magistrate happened to say something derogatory against their country?

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