An off-duty police officer was arrested on suspicion of indecent assault inside an MTR train.
The 24-year-old police officer, surnamed Cheng, is assigned at the Wong Tai Sin police station, Ming Pao Daily reported.
The incident took place at around 4 p.m. on Sunday, when a 21-year-old woman inside a train heading to Prince Edward felt someone drew near her and started touching her bottom.
The woman turned around and yelled at Cheng. When the train stopped at the next station, Cheng rushed out but the woman gave chase.
Several plainclothes policemen, who happened to be on the platform, arrested Cheng.
Upon interrogation, Cheng revealed that he is a policeman. He was taken to a nearby police station.
Cheng was released on bail and due to report back to the police station by mid-January. The case is now being handled by the Mong Kok Regional Crime Unit.
A spokesperson said in a statement the police force gives the highest regard to the integrity and discipline of its officers.
Any illegal act committed by police officers will be never be tolerated and will be subject to disciplinary review and criminal investigation, the spokesperson said.
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