A Hong Kong police officer has been suspended from duty after he was arrested and charged with assaulting his girlfriend during an argument.
The officer, 28, from Hong Kong Island regional headquarters was alleged to have assaulted his 29-year-old girlfriend in a flat on Hiu Kwong Street in Sau Mau Ping on the morning of August 18.
A police spokesman said the pair had argued over relationship issues and the woman had been left with arm injuries after a tussle. She was later treated at United Christian Hospital in Kwun Tong.
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The officer was arrested in Sau Mau Ping last Monday and later charged with one count of common assault.
The spokesman said he had been suspended, adding police attached the utmost importance to the integrity of officers. The force would absolutely not tolerate any illegal act from any personnel, he added.
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