Liam Debono, the 17-year-old who is facing accusations of attempted murder after he was involved in a hit-and-run in Luqa with police constable Simon Schembri, has been found guilty of a series of crimes that he was involved in last year.
He was accused of stealing two cars and a motorcycle in May and June, 2017. He was also accused of having tampered with the chassis number, driving all three vehicles without insurance, driving the motorcycle without a license, and holding and attempting to sell vehicles.
He was also charged with driving a vehicle when specifically prohibited by the court to either drive or obtain a license.
Liam Debono pleaded not guilty to the accusations. He was not given bail, and remains under arrest, as ordered by magistrate Francesco Depasquale.
Simon Schembri suffered severe injuries after a brutal hit-and-run that left Malta shocked. The police constable had to have an arm amputated below the elbow as a result of the attack. When he was released from hospital he received a standing ovation, and the government has pledged to give him bionic hand and an artificial arm transplant.