Tuesday 17 October 2017

Irishman receives suspended sentence following altercation at wedding in Malta

The altercation happened following a wedding at Hal Gharghur in Malta
The altercation happened following a wedding at Hal Gharghur in Malta

Kathy Armstrong

An Irishman has received a suspended sentence following an altercation at a wedding in Malta.

The man was found guilty of several charges following the incident at Hal Gharghur, Ilkin on September 29.

Maltese police revealed that the man pleaded guilty in court to four charges: He used force and caused slight injuries to his victim; He used force with the intent to insult, annoy or hurt such person or others; Pushed against the victim in the street with the object of hurting or insulting such persons; Wilfully disturbed the public good order and/or the public peace.

A police spokeswoman said factors such as the man admitting to the charges at the earliest stage of the proceedings, his clean record and cooperation with the police were all taken into account.

He was sentenced to a month imprisonment, which has been suspended for one year.

An official document obtained by Independent.ie said: "The Court explained to the defendant in ordinary language the significance of this judgement and of the consequences should he commit another offence in the period of one year."

A spokesman for the Department of Foreign Affairs told Independent.ie that they have not been requested to provide consular assistance.

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