Senior police officer faces internal probe over suspected tryst

January 16, 2019 15:55
A married police superintendent is suspected of using a safe house to meet a woman, a senior civil servant believed to be his lover. Photo: Bloomberg

A senior police officer is facing internal investigation after he was suspected of using a safe house as a place to meet his lover.

The police superintendent, who is in his 40s and works with the Security Wing of the police force, has been put on leave, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports.

The police department did not make any further comments on the matter.

The suspected tryst was first exposed on Tuesday, when several photos of the police officer and his alleged lover were circulated online. Both are married, but not to each other.

In the photos, the officer is seen leaving the safe house with a woman.

There has been talk that the photos were taken by a private detective hired by the woman's husband.

A safe house is a place where police meet informers or witnesses to ensure their protection.

It is said that the woman is a senior civil servant whose office is near the hideout.

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