The Malta Independent 14 November 2019, Thursday

Man pleads guilty to two violent muggings, jailed seven years

Monday, 21 October 2019, 16:00 Last update: about 23 days ago

A man has been jailed for over seven years after pleading guilty to two violent muggings and breaking into a number of cars.

Bjorn Borg was jailed for seven years and one month by magistrate Joe Mifsud after he was convicted of mugging two women, slightly injuring them and breaking into no fewer than 15 cars throughout the month of August.

Borg pleaded guilty to the charges against him, 34 in all – for the most part aggravated theft and criminal damage – on 16 October. He was also charged with recidivism.

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The court, making reference to case law, observed that physical violence must always bring with it immediate imprisonment. “It is not acceptable that people go through what the victims went through in this case. Our streets must be free of all danger, more so violence on law abiding citizens…”

Inspectors Fabian Fleri and Lydon Zammit prosecuted. Lawyer Martha Mifsud was defence counsel.

 

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