Courts re-order the arrest of accused
The Criminal Court presided over by Judge Giovanni Grixti yesterday ordered that the bail granted to Alfred Galea, the man who has been charged with attempted murder following a stabbing that took place at the Qormi Labour Party club, be revoked and for Mr Galea to be placed under arrest.
Mr Galea is charged with the attempted murder of Alfred Felice, after he allegedly stabbed him with a pen knife following an argument.
The accused, a baker, was granted bail by Magistrate Joe Mifsud against a deposit of €5,000 and a personal guarantee of €20,000.
The Attorney General appealed the decision handed down by the First Court, and asked the Criminal Court to revoke the bail granted to the accused. The Criminal Court accepted, and ordered the re-arrest of Mr Galea on the grounds that a number of witnesses still need to give their version of events in court.
Lawyer Gianella de Marco and Gianluca Caruana Curran are defending the accused while lawyer Edward Gatt is representing the victim, Alfred Felice.
Inspector Roderick Agius is prosecuting.