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Updated Around 50 CCTV cams identified St Publius Arch arsonist

first_img SharePrint Miguela XuerebMiguela Xuereb A court has heard how around the accused was identified by around 50 CCTV cameras when they set fire to the San Publius festive arch in Floriana last month.The prosecuting officer Police Inspector Saviour Baldacchino told the court that the CCTV footage had helped them identify a short male which had kept returning to the scene of the crime on two or three occasions.The police had also identified the number plate and subsequently requested mobile phone localisation data to determine the suspect.The footage and data helped the police identify 33 year old Bjorn Grima, a taxi driver from Valletta as the person responsible.Grima was arrested yesterday evening and arraigned in court today on the charge of arson committed against the 120 year old San Publius arch. The accused has subsequently pled not guilty.Magistrate Audrey Demicoli granted Grima bail despite objections from the prosecution. This was placed at €7,000 along with a personal guarantee of a further €7,000.The lawyers Franco Debono and Marion Camilleri were Mr Grima’s defence counsel.Valletta resident arrested over charges related to the burning of St Publius’ triumphal archA 33-year-old man from Valletta has been arrested on Wednesday in connection to the burning of the Saint Publius triumphal arch in Floriana. In a press release the Police said that collaborative investigations from the Valletta District Police and the Police Criminal Investigation Unit have led to the arrest of a man in connection to the destruction by fire of the Saint Publius’ triumphal arch. The man is expected to appear before Court on Thursday accused amongst others of arson, damage to government property and damage on a number of cars. Read also: Government grant to help rebuild St Publius triumphal archWhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img

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