Bri­tish man pleads guilty to ver­bally abus­ing and dis­obey­ing po­lice of­fi­cers

Malta Independent - - NEWS - Kevin Schem­bri Or­land

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.

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