Malta News Evening Roundup

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Good evening

Malta’s news is primarily dominated by the murder of 30 old Shannon Mak and the discovery of the lifeless body of a man in St. Julians. 

The Times reports that the ex-boyfriend of a 30 year old is being held by the police in connection with the murder of the murder of the young Dutch woman.

The lifeless body of the women was found in Sta Venera around 06.15am with her throat slashed.

One News reports that the woman is Shannon Mak and goes on saying that the ex-boyfriend admitted to the police. Even The Malta Independent confirmed stating that a man has admitted with the police, during interrogation, that he killed her, police sources said.

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In a statement, the police said they are questioning a Dutch man as part of their investigations. Later sources told The Malta Independent that the man, who lives in the area where the woman was found dead, admitted to the killing.

In its official statement, the police said that she was killed with a pointed and sharp instrument (knife).

The woman was found wearing a form of wristband which indicated that she worked or was associated with an iGaming company on the island.

LovinMalta reported that she was sighted last in Qawra.

NetNews reports that CCTV footage was elevated and used in the police investigation.

iNEWS also leads with the fact that her ex boy-friend is the primary suspect in the case.

Malta Today reports that another man was found dead off St Augustine’s Street, up a residential alleyway. The body was discovered at 2:45pm. The man is as yet unidentified.

Police are on site where a duty magistrate is holding an inquiry.

According to Newsbook the first indications are that this death is related to a drug overdose. 

The Independent says there was no foul play suspected.

MaltaToday carries a report on an interview Prime Minister’s Muscat wife gave yesterday on TV programme XTRA. In her first interview after the publication inquiry on Egrant Inc., Mrs Muscat said she will take her time to review things and consider what legal action to take.

The Malta Independent reports thatMalta registered the highest decrease in retail trade in the European Union in June, statistics published by Eurostat show.

Maltese had a 1.5% drop when compared to June 2017, with Austria registering a 1.4% decrease and Estonia minus 1.2%.

TVM reports that a tourist was arraigned in Court this morning for allegedly hitting a Maltese man with a broken bottle after the latter bumped into him. The case occurred yesterday on St Rita Steps in Paceville. 24-year-old Yannis Meherzi of Lyon, France, was charged with causing grievous injury, being under the influence of drink and disturbing the peace. The Frenchman, a student who is in Malta on a two-week holiday, is understood to have punched the victim before breaking a bottle and hitting the Maltese man, injuring him.

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