Man who jumped into the sea to avoid being arrested detained under Police arrest
Sliema resident 27-year-old Andrea Busuttil who had escaped from the Police until he was caught again at Manoel Island despite jumping into the sea, was detained under arrest after he was charged in Court with burglary of the home of an elderly 92-year-old woman in Birżebbuġa.
Busuttil was further charged with holding the woman against her will and various breaches of drugs regulations.
He pleaded not guilty to the accusations.
His girlfriend Donna Sciberras who is pregnant, was earlier given a two year eight month prison sentence after she admitted the theft from the elderly woman.