Man threatened parents with a knife
A 32-year-old man has been granted bail after threatening his parents during an altercation he had with them at their home in St Julian’s.
The accused, Alan Caruana, had reportedly threatened his parents with a knife on 12 October at around 2pm. Following this, Mr Caruana’s mother phoned the police and requested assistance. Mr Caruana reportedly lives and works at ‘Best Garage’ in Birkirkara, where he is self-employed.
He is formally accused of causing his parents to fear the use of violence against them, threatening them and carrying a knife without a permit.
Magistrate Charmaine Galea, presiding over the case, issued a protection order for his parents, ordering Mr Caruana not to make contact with them. Asked about what to do should his parents make contact with him, the courts advised not to respond.
The accused was granted bail against a personal guarantee of €2,000. He was ordered to sign at the police station of Birkirkara twice a week, and was also given a curfew. In addition to this, Mr Caruana is not permitted to travel until court proceedings have concluded.