Liam Debono has been hospitalised after he was beaten up earlier in Luqa.
Sources said the 17-year-old, who stands charged with the attempted murder of police constable Simon Schembri, was assaulted by up to six men inside a shop where he works.
He reportedly suffered several wounds to the face.
This newsroom was told that a whip might have been used in the assault.
The assailants have not yet been identified.
One News said Debono was taken to Mater Dei Hospital’s emergency department. It added that the police were investigating the case.
Debono was in the news last week after a magistrate banned TVM show Xarabank from airing a recorded interview with him.
Original article found on The Malta Independent