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Woman was ‘too drunk’ to recall how she was hurt

A man has been cleared of seriously injuring his girlfriend after she testified she was too drunk to recall how she sustained her injuries.

Ukranian national Svetlana Datsyuk had initially filed a police report claiming that pastizzi-maker Ludwig Camilleri, 35, from Qawra, had punched and kicked her after an argument at a bar.

The report was filed on August 12, 2010, at the Qawra police station, seven hours after the incident. She had a gash to the forehead that needed suturing as well as bruising to her arms and legs.

Testifying, however, she said that on the night in question she was “very drunk” and could not remember filing a police report. She insisted she could not remember how she had been injured.

In his own statement, Mr Camilleri said he had an argument with his girlfriend because she was very drunk and he wanted to leave the bar. He said he pulled her by the arm and she could have fallen over because she was so inebriated.

Magistrate Audrey Demicoli said that, from the evidence produced, it could not be established that the defendant caused the injuries.

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