Date
18 October 2017
The singer makes a living from performing at an open space on Shanghai Street near the Yau Ma Tei multi-story car park. Photo: Google Maps
The singer makes a living from performing at an open space on Shanghai Street near the Yau Ma Tei multi-story car park. Photo: Google Maps

Temple Street singer lucky to escape acid attack

Two men and a woman were arrested after an acid attack on a female singer on Temple Street on Wednesday. The victim escaped injury.

The singer, surnamed Chan, and widely known as “Fat Mum” in the neighborhood, makes a living from performing at an open space on Shanghai Street near the Yau Ma Tei multi-story car park.

At around 11 p.m., a 61-year-old man with a walking stick approached Chan with a bottle of corrosive liquid in hand, Apple Daily reports.

The man threw acid in Chan’s direction but Chan was able to dodge it.

She said the man had told her before the attack that he wanted to ruin her face.

The man passed the empty bottle to a couple and all three stayed at the scene.

According to sources, the man also works on Temple Street as a singer and had held a grudge against Chan.

Police arrested the man and the couple on the grounds of “throwing corrosive liquid in an attempt to cause bodily harm”.

The leader of Chan’s singing group, Li Hung, was also at the scene. She said she did not witness the events but added Chan and the suspect have had business disputes in the past.

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