Date
18 August 2017
A police officer (inset) examines CCTV footage at the scene of the fatal beating in Prince Edward Road West in Kowloon City. Photos: Google Maps, tvb.com
A police officer (inset) examines CCTV footage at the scene of the fatal beating in Prince Edward Road West in Kowloon City. Photos: Google Maps, tvb.com

Police hunt for two men in valet’s fatal beating

Police are looking for two men believed responsible for beating a valet to death.

Two of their accomplices have been arrested, Sing Tao Daily reports.

The incident stemmed from a turf war over valet parking between rival restaurants.

The 35-year-old victim, surnamed Ho, was a car parking attendant for a seafood restaurant in Nam Kok Road in Kowloon City, police said.

Video footage provided by a witness shows Ho being dragged by four men to a building in Prince Edward Road West at about 7 p.m. Sunday.

Two of the four suspects took turns beating him while their accomplices acted as lookouts, investigators said.

The assault lasted less than a minute. One of the men kicked Ho in the head before they left.

Police officers who arrived at the scene found Ho unconscious. He was rushed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he was certified dead Monday morning from serious internal bleeding.

The two lookouts were arrested in Kwai Chung and Wong Tai Sin five hours later while a police manhunt is continuing for the remaining suspects.

The case is listed as murder.

Investigators said Ho’s restaurant has been engaged in a turf war with a rival establishment for some time.

The restaurants are reportedly protected by rival triad gangs.

Authorities are urging witnesses to come forward or contact the crime unit of the Kowloon City police district.

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