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Woman who allegedly asked man to carry out bomb threat hoax has been arrested

The woman whom the police were looking for in connection with a bomb threat hoax on the Gozo Channel ferry,  has been arrested.

Two days ago, when the man who made the call, Ronald Mallia, was arraigned in Court,, TVM revealed that the Police were still looking for the Gozitan woman who allegedly asked him to make the hoax call because she did not want to come to Malta to appear in a pending Court case.

The woman, who is from Sliema but lives in Gozo, was arrested a short time ago and is expected to be arraigned in Court some time today.

On Monday, Ronald Mallia, 30 from Mosta, confessed to making an anonymous call to the Police saying that there was a bomb on one of the Gozo Channel ferries. He made the call from a telephone box which is on the corner between Republic Street and St John’s street in Valletta, and was even caught on CCTV footage in the area.

The court, presided over by Magistrate Aaron Bugeja  will be handing down the sentence at the end of the month and meanwhile has released Mr Mallia bail out on a personal guarantee of €20,000.

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