British man pleads guilty to verbally abusing and disobeying police officers
22-year-old British Maximiliano Ingall, who resides in Sliema, was yesterday given a suspended sentence, after he admitted to threatening and disobeying police officers who were responding to a domestic disturbance report.
Prosecuting Inspector Lara Butters told the court that police were called to Sliema at 1.30pm on Monday following an argument between two room-mates.
Officers arrived on scene and were verbally abused by Mr Ingall. Despite trying to calm the situation down, the inspector said, the accused became more aggressive, resisted arrest and continued insulting them. The inspector also said that the accused began to kick items and that the front door was damaged in the incident.
The accused’s girlfriend from South Africa was asked to testify. She described Monday’s incident as a heated argument, and that it was over before it even started.
Defence attorney Noel Bartolo said that the accused was going to plead guilty.
Mr Ingall was given a fourmonth prison sentence suspended for 18 months, in addition to an €800 fine.