Irishman receives suspended sentence following altercation at wedding in Malta
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.
Independent.ie Comments Facility
INM has taken the decision to remove the commenting facility on its online platform Independent.ie to minimise the legal risk to our business that arises from Ireland's draconian libel awards system.
We continue to look forward to receiving comments through direct email contact or via social media, some of which may still be featured on the website Independent.ie