The Malta Police Force have found suspected drug trafficker Aidan Bartolo hiding in Mizieb after an intense pursuit which started on Thursday evening.
Bartolo was found hiding from the police in Mizieb, amongst the tall grass and trees. The 24-year-old had been evading the police for hours after initially being spotted and chased down the Mellieha bypass.
The suspect reportedly drove onto official police vehicles with his red Mazda Demio, with shots fired by the police soon after to stop the individual from driving further.
Bartolo then drove towards the Mizieb area, where he abandoned his car and took to the trees to hide from police. The Drug Squad within the Police Force began pursuing Bartolo on Thursday around 6PM and found him in the early hours of Friday.
The Malta Police Force was assisted by the Canine Unit and a helicopter from the Armed Forces, with an ambulance being sent on site.