Police in Paceville

In a statement published on Sunday, concern was raised by the Malta Police Association, following a number of incidents at entertainment venues in Paceville and other localities.

In a strongly-worded statement, the MPA called for tighter enforcement of the legal notices closing bars, clubs, discos and nightclubs, saying that they have been required to attend an inordinate number of incidents considering the ostensible closure of many types of venue.

L-MPA hija mħassba b'ammont ta’ inċidenti li qiegħed ikun hemm ġewwa Paceville u f’diversi lokalitajiet ta’ divertiment…

Posted by Malta Police Association on Sunday, 17 January 2021

The Police Association said that officers were being endangered by potential exposure to COVID when dealing with incidents, suggesting that the volume of said incidents shows that the legal notices are not being followed.

This comes after a number of incidents, including a large brawl in Paceville on New Year’s Eve which required police officers to deploy tasers and an incident on Saturday night, where one person was taken to hospital with grievous injuries following an argument on St Augustine Street, Paceville.

“We believe that, at this time of a pandemic, the health authorities must ensure that all laws are respected,” said the MPA.

They issued a warning, saying, “the MPA is closely monitoring these developments and does not rule out action to safeguard the personal health of its members.”

Bars and clubs, including band clubs, have been closed since October and will remain closed until February at the earliest as part of Government measures to restrict the spread of the virus.

They ended their statement with harsh words for those that breach restrictions, “the MPA believes that during a pandemic, the Health Authority should see to it that we do not have one law for people, and another for animals.”

Related

TradeMalta assists local companies to showcase their culinary delights at Gulfood 2024

February 21, 2024
by BN Writer

This year, Malta is showcasing its capabilities with the participation of 11 food and beverage companies

Over 500 UK businesses fail to pay close to £16 million in minimum wages to thousands of employees

February 20, 2024
by Fabrizio Tabone

Companies had to pay their debts to staff, together with hefty financial penalties

Approvals for new dwellings in final months of 2023 sinks by 37%

February 20, 2024
by Fabrizio Tabone

San Ġwann, Saint Paul's Bay and Ħamrun registered the highest number of approved new dwellings during the period