Woman jailed for 3.5 months for attacking police with breasts

July 30, 2015 16:03
Lawyers for Ng Lai-ying cited video clips showing that the defendant had her nose broken after she was shoved by police officers. Photos: DBC, Inmediahk.com

Ng Lai-ying, 30, who was convicted of assaulting police chief inspector Chan Ka-po by hitting him with her breasts, was given a jail term of three months and 15 days in a Tuen Mun court on Thursday.

Meanwhile, a 14-year-old student was sent to a rehabilitation center after he was found guilty of striking the same police officer with his shoulder, RTHK reported.

Student Poon Tsz-hang, 22, was jailed for five months and one week for obstructing police while Kwong Chun-lung, 20, Ng’s boyfriend, was sent to a detention center for the same offense.

The four were among those charged in connection with a protest against mainland parallel traders in Yuen Long in March.

With the help of their voluntary legal representatives, including barrister Martin Lee Chu-ming, the four were allowed to post bail pending an appeal of their case.

Tuen Mun Deputy Magistrate Michael Chan said he had received threats to his safety since he issued a judgement on the case on July 16. The threats had not affected the verdict, he said.

The case has caught the attention of global media since the accused was found guilty of attacking a police officer with her breasts. 

Some observers voiced doubts over the magistrate's impartiality in the case as he is the chairman of the executive committee of the Hong Kong Student Aid Society, whose patron is Regina Leung, the wife of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying.

It creates the appearance of a conflict of interest because of his indirect association with the plaintiff through Regina Leung, the police force being part of her husband’s administration, some observers said.

On July 27, more than a hundred people marched from Causeway Bay to the High Court in Admiralty to express their support for Ng and other localists.

Dozens of people also came to the Tuen Mun court on Thursday to show their support for the defendants.

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