Yana Mintoff, son in­jured in stab­bing in­ci­dent at home

Tarx­ien house set on fire

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Yana Mintoff, daugh­ter of for­mer Prime Min­is­ter Dom Mintoff, and her son were in­jured on Mon­day night when they were attacked with a knife in what seems to have been a do­mes­tic ar­gu­ment.

In a state­ment is­sued yes­ter­day morn­ing, the po­lice said that at 10.10pm it had been in­formed that two peo­ple had sought med­i­cal as­sis­tance at the Paola health cen­tre.

Of­fi­cers went there to in­ves­ti­gate and it re­sulted that a 65-year-old woman and her son, aged 32, both resident at Tarx­ien, were suf­fer­ing from stab wounds. The po­lice did not give the names of the in­jured.

The po­lice said that while the two were in their res­i­dence, an ar­gu­ment arose be­tween the woman and a 39-year-old Ro­ma­nian, who also lives in the same res­i­dence. The po­lice said the man attacked the woman with a knife. The woman’s son in­ter­vened, and he was in­jured. The mother and son were taken to Mater Dei Hospi­tal for fur­ther treat­ment.

The po­lice said that they went to the res­i­dence where the ag­gres­sion had taken place, notic­ing that a fire had been started in­side. Mem­bers of the Civil Pro­tec­tion De­part­ment were called in to put out the blaze.

The po­lice later dis­cov­ered that the man in­volved in the ar­gu­ment had been hid­ing in a tree in the vicin­ity. He had also been in­jured and his cloths were blood­ied. He was taken to hospi­tal where he was found to have suf­fered griev­ous in­juries. The mother and her son suf­fered slight in­juries, the po­lice said.

Ms Mintoff is be­lieved to have suf­fered stab wounds in her chest while her son was hit in the thigh. An in­quiry is be­ing held.

Photo: Jonathan Borg

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