Justin Degabriele, 22, was sentenced to a three-year probation and a treatment order after being charged with violent assault.
On 13 June, last Thursday, Degabriele attacked an older man in Paola at around 8:30pm. He was charged with causing grievous bodily harm and being a recidivist.
A protection order for the victim was issued by the court.
Prosecuting police inspector Paul Camilleri asked the criminal court to issue a treatment order for the accused and to provide for the victim who had sustained grievous injuries as was confirmed by a physician stationed at the Paola Health Centre.