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Police arrest Qormi stabbing suspect - Investigators return to Mgarr house - Rabat shooting arraignment expected

Updated Friday 8.45 a.m.

The police have arrested a man who is suspected to have repeatedly stabbed and grievously injured an MMDNA nurse in Qormi yesterday afternoon.

The man was traced to a farm in Qormi this morning after an intensive search overnight. He is believed to have been involved in another previous stabbing case and was taken to court two years ago.

The 44-year-old nurse was yesterday stabbed several times after an argument with the man at Ta' Farsina, behind the Kia showroom at about 6 p.m.

An 18-year-old woman who was waiting for her in an MMDNA car was unharmed and called for help as the assailant escaped on foot.

Blood could be seen on the ground as well as on the back of the MMDNA car.

The  nurse, 44, was still conscious as she was rushed to hospital where she was operated.

INVESTIGATIONS INTO MGARR CASE CONTINUE

Meanwhile, police forensic experts on Thursday evening returned to the house in Mgarr where a Moroccan mother-of-two died from a head wound two days ago. They still have to establish whether the woman injured herself in an accidental fall, or whether she was murdered.

The experts' return to the house follows an autopsy which was held today. The woman is believed to have had more than one blow.

Police officers are understood to have interviewed her husband and other people in connection with the case.

RABAT SHOOTING

Meanwhile Carmelo Cutajar, a long serving police officer, was expected to be taken to court today (Friday) accused of the attempted murder of his wife after allegedly shooting at her in Rabat on Wednesday afternoon. He gave himself up after attempting to shoot himself.

However sources said the arraignment may be put off because he is still receiving hospital treatment.

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