Stabbing was 'act of self-defence'
A Maltese man has pleaded self-defence after stabbing a Libyan national during an argument over damage caused to a car.
Daniel Briffa, 25 of Birkirkara, stands accused of having stabbed Nizar Mustafa Al-Gadi, seriously injuring him in the neck on the night of February 15, 2009.
Mr Al-Gadi is himself currently undergoing court proceedings for allegedly murdering his former partner, lawyer Margaret Mifsud.
The argument between Briffa and Al-Gadi allegedly developed when Al-Gadi confronted the Maltese and accused him of hitting his car's mirror while cycling. The incident happened at Ta' Paris, Birkirkara.
Mr Briffa is arguing that he defended himself from the Libyan. He denies illegal possession of a penknife and breaching public order.