Police Investigating Hit And Run Of Teenage Migrant Who Was Left For Dead By Ħal Far Open Centre

May Malimi was left unconscious in the same road another migrant was murdered in a drive-by shooting


The police have confirmed they are carrying out an investigation into the hit-and-run of a teenage Chadian migrant by the Ħal Far open centre.

May Malimi, 17, was run over and left unconscious in a pool of blood while walking down Triq tal-Ġebel last February. However, the police didn’t issue a statement as they usually do with serious traffic accidents and the case only came to light after Ivorian national Lassana Cisse Souleymane was shot dead in that same road a few months later.

In comments to Lovin Malta, a police spokesperson confirmed that the case indeed did place and that it is still being investigated.

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May Malimi (left) and his friend speak to The Times of Malta about the hit-and-run

May’s friend recently told The Times that police have left him in the dark.

“He still feels the pain, nothing’s happening and he wants to know what’s going on,” he said. “He wants to know what precautions the government and police are taking.”

The murder of Souleymane and the shooting of two Ghanian men stoked fears that Triq tal-Ġebel, a long country road leading up to the Ħal Far open centre, had become a hotspot for racially motivated attacks.

Migrants have said they have been pelted with rocks, threatened, taunted and sometimes run over while walking in that street.

While police are still investigating the motive behind Souleymane’s murder, migrants have warned they are living in fear that they could be targeted.

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