The family of a 70-year-old woman and her husband involved in a sudden attack earlier today in Ħamrun that left three people injured have opened up about the terrible experience.
The aggressor, a 27-year-old male from Sudan, has since been arrested by the police. It is as yet unknown why he went on a rampage – however, the granddaughter of the elderly couple, pop starlet Gaia, has said the attack has left her family shocked.
“My 70-year-old grandma was hit in the head from behind by this man – he put her on the ground with the punch,” Gaia told Lovin Malta. “My nannu tried to stop him, but he threw him away.”
The attack happened this morning just off the Main Street of Ħamrun. Gaia said her grandparents were walking along the road after going out for tea when a man was seen “vandalising” shops before he suddenly turned to Gaia’s nanna who was nearby.
After he hit the 70-year-old woman, her husband attempted to step in, only to be hit as well.
The son of the 70-year-old, Mathew Floyd Cauchi, opened up on Facebook after finding out that his mother had been hospitalised due to being punched, describing the aggressor as “six foot four”.
A video taken from the scene gives a glimpse into the aftermath of the attack, as well as the anger simmering among the locals, some of whom couldn’t see past the fact that the man was black.
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The elderly couple were left in shock, with the elderly woman reportedly “crying” as they awaited test results.
Police are still investigating the attack, which left another man injured and in a daze. However, the family wanted to speak out and let people know that this could happen to anyone, even people minding their own business as they walked down the street.
What do you think of this sudden and public attack?