31-year old Joseph Galea from Siġġiewi, who is a waste collector, denied in Court stealing tools worth €35,000. The defence requested his release from custody, with the prosecution objecting as witnesses had still to testify, and due to breaches of various other sentences.
The lawyer delivered an emotional appealed for the country to realise that there are hidden problems, adding that Galea was trying to rebuild his life as he has many children to support, and ended up stealing tools. He said that this is a genuine case.
The court denied the man’s release from custody.