The death was announced today of Magistrate Dr Saviour Demicoli, after a long illness borne with Christian fortitude. Dr Demicoli graduated as a lawyer in April 1984. After serving as a Judicial Assistant to the Superior Courts, he was appointed as a Magistrate for Malta and Gozo in December 1994. In November 2002, he was awarded an M.Phil. from the University of Malta after submitting a dissertation on trans-border crime in Europe and E.U. related policies. He was also at various times a visiting lecturer in criminal law and crime related matters at the Malta Police Academy and at the University of Malta.