Joint statement by Police and FSD on continuation of mutual support and co-operation

     With regard to the incident in Tuen Mun District last night (November 8), the Police and the Fire Services Department (FSD) jointly issued the following statement:

     The Police and the FSD noticed that a verbal conflict happened between police officers and ambulance personnel when both sides carried out their duties at scenes involving unlawful assemblies, road blockages, arsons and other illegal incidents in Tuen Mun last night.

     The management of both sides conducted enquiries to the frontline staff immediately in order to collect information related to the situation and realised that they were facing tremendous stress upon working under such chaotic conditions. The management recognised the situation and expressed their understanding and concerns of the above situation.

     With immediate communication among the senior management, the supervising officers and frontline staff of both departments, a mutual understanding was reached and the incident has been properly handled. The two departments will continue to strengthen their guidelines and support their frontline staff to avoid recurrence of unpleasant incidents.

     In response to the continuous illegal and violent incidents, the Police and the FSD officers will continue the arduous tasks with mutual understanding, support and co-operation in the hope of restoring social stability as soon as possible. 

Ends/Saturday, November 9, 2019
Issued at HKT 23:23