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maltatoday | SUNDAY • 7 AUGUST 2022 15 LAW CLASSIFIEDS CIRCUMSTANTIAL evidence is like a chain of evidence that must lead to the guilt of the ac- cused. This was held in a Court of Criminal Appeal judgement delivered on 28 July 2022 in Il-Pulizija -v- Clive Agius. The Court was presided by Mr Jus- tice Giovanni Grixti. Agius was accused of theft from a residence in Msida and of causing voluntary damage to the property. He was also ac- cused of breaching two bail con- ditions and of being recidivist. The Magistrates' Court found Agius as not guilty. The Attor- ney General appealed the judge- ment and asked the Court of Criminal Appeal to revoke the judgement and find the accused guilty. The Court went through the evidence produced. From this evidence, the police were in- formed that persons entered a residence with the intention to steal. When the police arrived they were informed that the thieves ran into an alley. The police entered a construction site and found two persons, one of which was Agius. Close to them there were the stolen items including a watch and a pistol. The Magistrates Court held that there was no evidence tying the accused to the theft. There were not fingerprint, nor DNA. The Attorney General (AG) was of the opinion that the Court did not analyse the evidence well. Agius had testified and said that the co-accused rang him on an issue concerning his son who lived in the same block. When he arrived the co-accused start- ed running and Agius followed. The AG held that the circum- stantial evidence pointed in one direction and that was towards Agius. The Court quoted from case- law such as Il-Pulizija -v- Car- melo Busuttil decided by the Court of Criminal Appeal on 6 May 1961 which said: "cir- cumstantial evidence is often the best evidence". The Court in this judgement held that circumstantial evidence most often than not is the best evi- dence, but this must be exam- ined with some attention. Al- though circumstantial evidence allows some suspicion directed at the accused, suspicion is not evidence. The Court also quot- ed from a British author Pollock CB, who wrote: "It has been said that circum- stantial evidence is to be con- sidered as a chain, and each piece of evidence as a link in the chain, but that is not so, for then, if any on link broke, the chain would fall. It is more like the case of a rope comprised of several cords… Thus it may be in circumstantial evidence – there may be a combination of circumstances, no one of which would raise a reasonable con- viction or more than a mere suspicion; but the whole taken together may create a conclu- sion of guilt with as much cer- tainty as human affairs can re- quire or admit of." The Court held that the Crim- inal Code allows the judge to either believe the witness in everything or else partially. If a witness is not to be believed on one thing does not mean that he is not to believed on another thing. Therefore, it is clear that the Magistrates Court did be- lieve Agius when he denied his involvement with the theft. The Court of Criminal Appeal also expressed a lurking doubt on Agius's participation. It is useless for the prosecution to state that the witnesses did not testify because of fear, but the description given was not sufficient. The Court moved to reject the appeal and confirm that Agius was not guilty. A suspicion is not evidence LAW REPORT MALCOLM MIFSUD Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION MARSALFORN, Gozo - holiday apart- ments for short or long lets with magnif- icent sea-views. Call 21556021, 27556021, 79426883 PROPERTY TO LET XLENDI - catering premises in prime site to let. Can be used for other commer- cial purposes. 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