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Syrian man accused of attacking a police officer remanded in custody

Gabriel Schembri Friday, 12 February 2016, 14:30 Last update: about 5 years ago

35-year-old Ahmad Ilewi from Syria was arraigned in court today and accused of resisting and attacking a police officer.

The incident took place on 11 February at around 10pm.

The court, presided by Magistrate Doreen Clarke, heard how the accused had a heated argument with his brother who wanted him to leave the house.

Ilewi has no permanent residency in Malta and was residing with his brother. The accused was already arraigned to court earlier this year accused with causing damage to the property of two people, threatening them and relapsing. He had been granted bail against a personal guarantee of €3,000.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges brought against him, includingcharges of breaching of public peace and disobeying police orders.

However, the prosecution noted that this was not the first time that the accused had broken bail conditions.

The court agreed and noted that the accused cannot guarantee cooperation with the bail conditions imposed.

He was therefore remanded in custody.

The prosecution was led by inspector Robert Vella, Dr Noel Cutajar appeared for the man. 

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