The Malta Independent 12 May 2021, Wednesday

French teen fined €6,000 for assaulting officer at illegal Pembroke gathering

Monday, 3 May 2021, 18:52 Last update: about 8 days ago

A French teenager has been fined €6,000 by a court for assaulting a police officer at an illegal gathering in Pembroke on Sunday.

Mathis Roger Pierre Ravel, 18, was arrested after the police responded to reports of a large gathering of youths near the reverse osmosis plant at around 2am.

The crowd dispersed and some of those present tried to make off but one youth violently resisted arrest, threatening an officer and slightly injuring him.

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The teen admitted to the charges levelled against him on Monday, which included resisting arrest, breaching the peace and breaching Covid-19 rules.

Magistrate Nadine Lia handed down a two-year prison sentence, which was suspended for two years, and fined Ravel €6,000.

Inspector Jonathan Cassar prosecuted.

The police said in Sunday that over 150 people were fined in three separate mass gatherings in Pembroke and Mellieha.

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