The Nationalist Party yesterday questioned whether Labour leader Joseph Muscat has taken any action overallegations that a Labour Birkirkara local councillor attacked anelderly woman.

The PN’s Sunday newspaper Il-Mument reported that PL councillor Jimmy Calleja attacked the woman in a geriatric ward of Mount Carmel Hospital. The police were called to intervene. A spokesman for the hospital confirmed the April 5 incident, saying the woman was “grabbed by the face and her head was shaken”. She asked that Mr Calleja be given a formal warning.

The PN accused Dr Muscat of remaining silent and asked what measures he had taken.

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