Date
22 October 2017
The boy was treated for a knife wound on the face at the Caritas Medical Centre in Sham Shui Po. Photo: HKEJ
The boy was treated for a knife wound on the face at the Caritas Medical Centre in Sham Shui Po. Photo: HKEJ

Boy, 15, forgives father after drunken knife attack

A 15-year-old boy said he has forgiven his father who attacked him with a knife after he attempted to prevent him from hurting his mother at their home in Sham Shui Po.

Police arrested the 44-year-old father, while the boy, named Ming, required 11 stitches on his face following the attack, Apple Daily reports.

The incident happened on Friday night, when Ming, who was still in his boy scout uniform, returned to their flat on Yee Kuk Street and saw his father, who appeared drunk, pushing his 40-year-old mother around.

When Ming tried to protect his mother from being hurt, his father became ever more angry and accused him of being disrespectful and rebellious.

The father then took a knife from the kitchen and attacked his son, who suffered a 10-centimeter wound on the right side of the face.

Ming’s father is said to be a drunkard. Both Ming and his mother have been trying to persuade him to quit drinking but to no avail.

Ming’s parents are both construction site workers, according to hk01.com.

After injuring Ming, the father ran out of the flat. Ming’s mother called the police and asked for an ambulance.

Police later found the father at the rooftop still holding the knife, and arrested him.

Fortunately, Ming’s wound was not very deep and did not affect his eye, although it was likely to leave a scar on his face.

Ming said he is worried about his father, who might face criminal charges.

Representatives of the Scout Association of Hong Kong have visited Ming to offer him assistance.

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