Hongkonger arrested after hitting his wife with car during row over mobile phone

Clifford Lo
·2-min read

A 32-year-old Hong Kong man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, assault, and theft after he hit his wife with a car during an argument about a mobile phone.

Police were called to a car park in Kowloon City on Wednesday morning after the couple got into an altercation outside their Jubilant Place flat on Pau Chung Street.

According to police, the woman, 35, woke up around 7am to find her phone was missing, and immediately suspected her husband had taken it.

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On going downstairs she found her husband in their car, and confronted him. A row ensued and he attempted to drive away, but she stopped him by standing in front of the vehicle.

The source said the man was accused of accelerating when attempting to drive away, leaving his wife with an injured left foot. He is then alleged to have forced her into the car and assaulted her as the dispute escalated.

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According to the source, the man left the scene having returned the vehicle to the building’s car park, while his wife called police. As officers were carrying out inquiries at the car park, the man came back.

“Her mobile phone was found in a bag he was carrying,” police said in a statement.

The woman was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Yau Ma Tei, for treatment, while the husband was arrested. As of Wednesday afternoon, he was still being held for questioning at Kowloon City Police Station and had not been charged.

In 2020, police handled 1,139 reports of domestic violence crimes in the city, a 2.2 per cent rise from 1,115 in 2019.

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