Man in court charged with string of thefts in Fgura

A man has appeared in court in Valletta charged with a string of thefts over the Christmas period. Nicholas Catania, 37, from Siggiewi was accused of going on a three-week crime spree in Fgura. He was charged with stealing electronic equipment from a parked car on New Year’s Eve. He was also charged with the […]

Malta Police stop 900 motorists in drink-driving crackdown

Malta’s drivers are being warned not to risk getting behind the wheel after a drink as police launch a new Christmas crackdown. Officers will be conducting high visibility patrols and roadside checks over the next few weeks to catch those driving under the influence of drink or drugs. Two motorists were allegedly caught drink-driving during […]

Jail for thug who mugged British couple in Gozo

A thug who attacked a British couple in one of Gozo’s most picturesque villages has been jailed for five years. Sergio Andres Guzman Aguilar admitted robbing and assaulting Deborah Aitkenhead, 55, and Michael Dreadshaw, 58, in Xaghra. The 29-year-old fled with the woman’s jewellery after the attack in the early hours of Sunday morning. The […]

Man due in court after couple violently assaulted in Gozo

A man has been arrested after a British couple were violently assaulted in one of Gozo’s most picturesque villages. They suffered the shocking ordeal as they walked home to their flat in Xaghra early on Sunday morning. The attacker is reported to have thrown stones at the couple and wrestled the woman to the ground […]

Malta footballer jailed for harassing ex-girlfriend

A footballer who plays for the Malta national team has been jailed for 15 months. Clifford Gatt Baldacchino, 31, was told he ‘only had himself to blame’ for ignoring a previous court order to stay away from his ex-girlfriend. The Gzira United centre-back admitted harassing his former partner after he bombarded her with phone calls […]

Ariana Grande sues fashion store chain over ‘lookalike’

Ariana Grande is suing the fashion store chain Forever 21 for €9 million in damages. The Thank U Next singer is furious over an alleged ‘lookalike’ it used in an advertising campaign. Her lawyer’s claim the brand hired a model with an ‘uncanny’ resemblance to Ariana after she refused to endorse the company. Forever 21 […]

Security scare outside Taylor Swift’s beachfront home

A man who allegedly claimed he ‘wanted to catch up with Taylor Swift’ has been arrested close to the star’s beachfront home. David Page Liddle was apprehended in the Rhode Island town of Westerly after residents reported spotting a suspicious man. The court heard he was carrying a backpack with a baseball bat sticking out […]

Cristiano Ronaldo will not face rape charges in Las Vegas

Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo will not face criminal charges over an alleged sexual assault in Las Vegas a decade ago. Prosecutors said that after reviewing a new police investigation, they determined that claims of rape ‘cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt’ and ‘no charge will be filed’. Kathryn Mayorga claimed that the former Manchester United […]

Man jailed for injuring three police officers in Gozo

A man has been sentenced to two years in prison for injuring three police officers in Gozo. Beyene Fessahatsion Weldeabzghi, an Eritrean national who lives in Zebbug in Gozo, was charged in court with having attacked, resisted, threatened, insulted and slightly injured the officers. He was also accused of disobeying police orders, disturbing the public […]

R&B singer R Kelly ‘faces 11 more sex assault charges’

Singer R Kelly has been accused of 11 more charges of sexual assault. The ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ star, 52, was told they concern a single victim who is believed to be aged between 13 and 17. Some of the charges carry a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison. Prosecutors in Chicago reportedly […]

Parents jailed for putting baby daughter on vegan diet

A couple have been jailed for putting their toddler on a vegan diet ‘that nearly killed her’. Doctors said the 18-month-old girl weighed around half the normal weight for her age when she was brought unconscious to a children’s hospital in Sweden. Her parents had fed her a strict diet of just breast milk, fruit, […]

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are now ‘legally single’

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are officially single, although more work is left before the terms of their divorce are finalised. Los Angeles Superior Court documents show that Judge John W Ouderkirk entered a judgment on Friday, saying the couple are no longer married. Her name was also changed to just Jolie rather than Jolie […]

Smallville actress pleads guilty to charges relating to sex trafficking

US actress Allison Mack has pleaded guilty to charges linked to an alleged sex trafficking operation disguised as a mentoring group. In a statement,Mack admitted to recruiting women by telling them they were joining a female mentorship group. She said: ‘I must take full responsibility for my conduct’. Mack, known for the US television series […]

Bonnici pleads not guilty after admitting the double-murder with police

Joseph Bonnici, 38, has been remanded in custody after pleading not guilty to the killing of his mother and sister. The man from Għaxaq admitted to the police that he had murdered his mother and sister and took the officers to the field in Għaxaq where he tried to bury them, a court was told […]

David Beckham to face court over driving offence

David Beckham will face a full court hearing for driving while using his mobile phone. The former football star, 43, could face six penalty points and a £200 fine after he admitted the offence in London’s West End. Beckham admitted using his mobile while driving in Great Portland Street, after being spotted by a member […]

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud banned from driving

Chelsea star Olivier Giroud has been banned from driving after admitting his fourth offence in nine months. The French international, who helped lead the side to World Cup victory, has been banned for six months after admitting speeding in his Bentley. The striker, 32, was clocked at 60mph in a 50mph zone in north-west London […]