Hong Kong police sergeant arrested, suspended from duty for allegedly hitting woman officer on head with bottle during restaurant ruckus

Danny Mok
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A Hong Kong police sergeant has been arrested and suspended from duty for allegedly attacking a female colleague with a bottle as she tried to act as a peacekeeper during an after-work argument at a restaurant in the early hours of Sunday.

Ten officers from Tin Shui Wai Police Station were dining at three tables in the restaurant on Ping Fai Path in Yuen Long after they finished their shifts.

The sergeant, 40, and a male constable got into a heated argument over trivial matters at about 4.30am. The woman constable, 31, stepped in but the sergeant reportedly hit her on the head with a bottle, injuring her.

The off-duty officers had been at a restaurant on Ping Fai Path in Yuen Long. Photo: Google Map
The off-duty officers had been at a restaurant on Ping Fai Path in Yuen Long. Photo: Google Map

She called for assistance at 5.30am, and was later treated at Pok Oi Hospital in Yuen Long for swelling on her head.

All the other officers had left when their colleagues from an emergency unit arrived.

A police spokesman said the sergeant had been arrested for common assault.

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He would be suspended from duty, according to a police source.

The spokesman said the force attached great importance to officers’ conduct. It would handle the matter strictly if any personnel were found to be breaking the laws.

Yuen Long district crime squad was investigating the case.

On Monday, the police spokesman said all ten officers in the after-work gathering had breached the social-distancing orders which banned public gatherings of more than four people. The department will apply for issuing of summonses against them.

Meanwhile, the arrested sergeant was released on bail and must report back next month.

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