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An individual who was dismissed from his position as a manager of a Gzira-based restaurant had returned to the site a few hours later brandishing breadknives, after allegedly telling his sister he was going to kill his employer.

According to court reporting by Times of Malta, in the morning of Saturday 5th August, the individual, Pierre Walton, was let go from him job following an argument with the employer due to having turned up for work drunk.

He then went home, and allegedly told his sister that he was going to kill his former employer. He grabbed two breadknives and went back to the restaurant inebriated.

The police who were alerted by his worried sister, went to find the accused already at the restaurant, and promptly arrested him.

During a court sitting on Monday (today) Mr Walton was charged with causing his victims fear of violence, for carrying a knife in public without the necessary police licence, wilfully breaching the public peace, as well as with being drunk in public and for expressing threatening his former employer.

Mr Walton plead guilty to the charges. The accused was subsequently placed under a three-year probation order and was ordered to pay a €200 fine.

Furthermore, the court issued a protection order in favour of the restaurant’s management and staff.

The court was presided over by Magistrate Kevan Azzopardi. Inspector Jonathan Ransley was the prosecutor and lawyers Rene Darmanin and Alfred Abela were defence counsel.

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