Barrakka lift attendant admits punching client 'who refused to pay'

An operator of the Barrakka lift was charged in court today after punching a man who refused to pay the €1 fare.

Mario Antonelli, 45 of Valletta was accused of injuring Michael Mertsch yesterday afternoon.

Police Inspector Kaylie Borg said the victim's spectacles, worth €350, were broken during the incident.

Mr Antonelli was granted bail pending judgment. He paid for the spectacles.




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