Updated | 23-year-old grievously injured in Tarxien argument

A man was injured during a heated argument which involved knives, wooden and metal objects in a fight between Syrian nationals in Tarxien •  A second fight happened later in a Marsa residence

The police had to intervene twice in separate occasions to break up fights between groups of Syrian men
The police had to intervene twice in separate occasions to break up fights between groups of Syrian men

A 23-year-old Syrian man was seriously injured in a heated argument last night, the police said.

Police were called to Triq Bjagju Galea in Tarxien at around 9 pm on Wednesday night, when an argument broke out between several Syrian people, aged between 21 and 32.

During the fight, wooden and metal objects, as well as knives, were used.

Members of the Rapid Intervention Unit had to assist in breaking up the fight.

The victim, a 23-year-old residing in Hamrun, was taken to Mater Dei Hospital where he is being treated for grievous injuries.

Marsa fight

Some two hours later, a fight between a group of Syrians happened in a residence in Isouard Street in Marsa. The police confirmed that at around 11.30pm, police from the RIU had to intervene to break up a fight.

Two people were taken to hospital but were found to have suffered slight injuries.

It is unclear whether the second fight was related to the first.

Police investigations are ongoing.

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