The Malta Independent 3 June 2020, Wednesday

Man conditionally discharged for two years, fined €1,000 for punching Transport Malta official

Thursday, 11 July 2019, 17:15 Last update: about 12 months ago

A man has been fined €1,000 and conditionally discharged for two years after he was found guilty of punching a Transport Malta official.

44-year-old Michael Borg was convicted of threatening and slightly injuring the Transport Malta official whilst the official was carrying out his duties.

The case dates back to October last year.

Magistrate Charmaine Vella heard how the incident occurred in Vittoriosa, when Borg had punched the official who had issued a summons for a parking infraction. The act had been witnessed by the official's colleague.


Borg was found guilty on all charges, except for that of relapsing, and was fined €1,000. He was also ordered to pay for expenses incurred by the TM official, including a broken pair of spectacles.

Borg was also given a two-year conditional discharge.

Lawyer Rene' Darmanin appeared for accused, whilst lawyers Andy Ellul and Ryan Ellul appeared parte civile for the official.

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