The Malta Independent 20 August 2019, Tuesday

Man charged with attempted murder of Paceville bouncer

Saturday, 13 April 2019, 15:42 Last update: about 5 months ago

John Grima, 46, has been held under arrest for the attempted murder of a Paceville bouncer, the involuntary harm of a police official as well as for driving under the influence. 

The incident happened on Friday morning around 5:30am.

The accused was said to have reacted after getting kicked out of a Paceville nightclub by a foreign security officer, and proceeded to threaten the same bouncer.

A breathalyzer test showed that Grima was also driving under the influence. When stopped by police officials, Grima allegedly reversed onto a policeman, injuring him in the process. 


The court refused the defence's request for bail and release from arrest.

Grima already has similar offences committed back in January 2015 and April 2007.

The prosecution was led by police inspector Leeroy Balzan Engerer.

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