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.