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Wounding case in Tsim Sha Tsui reclassified as murder
     Police today (October 10) reclassified a wounding case happened in Tsim Sha Tsui on October 1 as murder.

     About 8.17am that day, Police received a report that a 31-year-old foreign man was assaulted by others with a hard object in a bar on Cameron Road.

     Police officers sped to the scene and found the man lying on the floor. Sustaining head injuries, the man was rushed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for medical treatment in unconscious state. He was certified dead at 1.58pm today.

     Upon investigation, a 19-year-old man was arrested in Lo Wu on October 2 and was subsequently holding charged. He is now in the custody of the Correctional Services Department. In addition, two men, aged 21 and 25, were arrested in Tsim Sha Tsui and Lok Ma Chau respectively on October 3 in suspected connection with the case. They were released on police bail and are required to report back to Police in early November.

     Post-mortem examinations will be conducted on the deceased to ascertain the cause of death.

     Investigation by the District Anti-triad Section of Yau Tsim District is under way.

     Anyone who saw the incident or has any information to offer is urged to contact the investigating officers at 3661 9370.
Ends/Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Issued at HKT 22:48
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