Evening Daily Newsfeed Roundup

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These are the main news reported by the leading Maltese news portals:


31 Police Officers who allegedly committed overtime abuses in their line of traffic duty today will know if their police bail will be extended or whether they will be brought to Court by summons or under arrest and, if so, whether they will be released on bail. Source: TVM

Five companies have submitted bids with an average value of €20.8 million for the construction of a new road intersection outside the airport. The project will see the construction of tunnels beneath the airport roundabout to ensure smooth traffic flow between Hal Far and Luqa, while an overpass will facilitate the flow of cars towards the Kirkop tunnels. Source: MaltaToday

Another round of interrogations was held on Monday as the internal investigation into an alleged police overtime racket deepens. Sources close to the investigation said that interrogation of officers had continued at a steady pace ever since the first batch of officers were called in last week. “This is going deeper and deeper, we keep finding more and more as we look into this,” a senior source said. Source: Times of Malta

A woman was seriously injured this morning following an explosion in her residence in Swieqi, the police said. The accident took place in Triq is-Siegh at 8.15am. The police did not say what caused the explosion. Source: The Malta Independent

Legal experts who spoke to this newsroom voiced their concerns about a breach of the law when the resignations handed in by at least seven police officers were accepted. 41 polices officers were arrested over the alleged overtime abuse and other fraud. An investigation into the traffic police unit started following a letter by a whistleblower who spoke about ongoing abuse within the unit. The investigation will be widened to other units, according to media reports. Source: Newsbook



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