Date
6 December 2016
A judge has adjourned until Dec. 6 the hearing of a case pertaining to the theft of breast milk pumped by a woman at her workplace. Photo: sina.com.hk
A judge has adjourned until Dec. 6 the hearing of a case pertaining to the theft of breast milk pumped by a woman at her workplace. Photo: sina.com.hk

Man, 37, goes on trial for stealing breast milk at workplace

A 37-year-old man who worked as a computer technician has been charged with theft after he was accused of stealing breast milk pumped by one of his female colleagues from their workplace.

The case came as the Department of Health has been promoting and supporting breastfeeding, a policy that has prompted more working mothers to pump and save their breast milk during the day before they take it back home to feed their children after work.

According to news website hk01.com, a woman who works for a company located at Eastern Central Plaza in Shau Kei Wan lodged a complaint at her firm in March this year after she found her breast milk stored in an office refrigerator missing.

Video footage from internal security cameras suggested that a computer technician surnamed Lam may have engaged in the theft.

Lam, who was arrested by the police in April, admitted that he was the one who stole the breast milk. 

On Tuesday, an Eastern Magistrates’ court adjourned a hearing of the case until December 6 and the defendant was granted bail, Headline Daily reports.

The judge said legal opinions will be sought before a decision is made on the way to handle the case.

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