UPDATED: Five more drivers in court
Five more public transport workers were arraigned in court this morning in connection with violent incidents over the past few days.
Four were allegedly involved in incidents in Marsa yesterday morning while the fifth was charged in connection with the attack on a coach near St Dorothy School in Zebbug.
The drivers arraigned this morning were Vincent Spiteri, 48 of Qormi, Jason Desira 35 of Zejtun, Aaron Zahra 27 of Qormi and Shaun Tabone 25, of Marsa - all minibus drivers, who were accused of stopping a private coach in Triq Il Labour Marsa yesterday and holding the driver against his will. They were also accused of being part of a group intent on committing a crime.
Shaun Tabone was also accused of committing a crime during the operative period of suspended sentence and relapsing.
Jason Desira was also accused of damaging a vehicle at Pinto Wharf on Monday morning, keeping a person against his will and assaulting two people.
Bus driver Anthony Zerafa, 45, of Sta Venera was accused of having slightly injured a coach driver in an incident in Zebbug on Wednesday morning. He was also accused of holding the driver against his will and threatening him and a number of students.
All pleaded not guilty and were remanded in custody.
Police investigations are continuing.
Another 12 drivers were arraigned over the past few days and also remanded in custody.