Two Somali nationals have been remanded in custody after pleading not guilty to assaulting a man in Marsalforn, on Monday, slightly injuring him.
The victim, who is also a Somali national, was hit by a metal pipe and suffered facial injuries.
The two men, aged 29 and 24, were charged with relapsing, robbing the victim and causing him slight injuries. The 24-year-old was also charged with committing a crime while serving a suspended sentence handed down in December 2019.
Before Magistrate Monica Vella, presiding over the Gozo Court, the men pleaded not guilty to the charges. Bail was denied and the men were taken to the Corradino Correctional Facility.