Hong Kong police hunt man accused of indecently assaulting girl, 8, in housing block

Clifford Lo
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Police are searching for a man in his 20s who is accused of indecently assaulting an eight-year-old girl in a Hong Kong public housing block.

Officers received a complaint of a Mon day night attack on a housing block staircase in Wo Che Estate, off Yuen Wo Road in Sha Tin.

After receiving a report at about 10.10pm, officers scouted the estate and nearby areas, but no arrest was made.

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The suspect is thought to be of thin build and aged between 20 and 30, according to the force.

“The man was wearing a purple surgical mask, a green jacket and black trousers at the time of the incident,” police said in a statement.

Officers from the Sha Tin criminal investigation unit are handling the case.

Police handled 682 reports of indecent assault in 2020, down 30.5 per cent from 982 the previous year.

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