Malta News Evening Roundup – 20th August 2018

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Good evening

These are the main news as reported on the Maltese news portals.

A Vittoriosa man who allegedly hit a rival festa supporter with a flower pot ended up in court on Monday and will miss the forthcoming feast of St Dominic because of bail conditions restricting him to his home in the evenings. TimesofMalta

According to Gozo Channel figures, the Gozo Ministry has said, 211,071 people and 56,528 vehicles crossed the channel during Santa Marija week. The Malta Independent

There were 7,210 road traffic accidents between January and June in 2018, the National Statistics Office reports, a 5% drop on the same period last year. MaltaToday

A 14-year-old boy is to undergo an operation on his legs, following serious injuries he sustained when he was attacked by a pit bull terrier early this morning. TVM

Pope Francis reached out to the victims of sexual abuse, saying he “acknowledges once more the suffering” and abuse of power and conscience by a “significant number of clerics and consecrated persons”. Shift News and Corporate Dispatch.

Clint Camilleri, the Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights, has released the results of an autopsy held on the deceased body of an 11-year-old horse named Gringu. “Necropsy confirmed the combination of excessive heat, heavy loads & the steep route contributed to the death of the karozzin (carriage) horse. Animal Welfare just issued a kwerela (complaint) for mistreatment against the owner. Animal abuses will not be tolerated,” he said in a tweet. LovinMalta

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