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Wounding case in Wong Tai Sin reclassified as murder
     Police yesterday (June 10) reclassified a wounding case in Wong Tai Sin on June 9 as murder.

     At around 1.45pm on June 9, Police received a report that a man was attacked by another man with a fruit knife in Wah Yuen House of Chuk Yuen South Estate, Wong Tai Sin.

     Police officers sped to the scene and found the 53-year-old man sustaining multiple injuries. He was rushed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in unconscious state for treatment. After initial investigation, Police arrested a 56-year-old man for wounding at the scene.

     The 53-year-old man was certified dead at 11.47pm on June 9.

     Upon further investigation, Police reclassified the case as murder. Police seized a fruit knife, in suspected connection with the case, at scene. Police laid a holding charge against the 56-year-old man with one count of murder. The case will be mentioned at Kowloon City Magistrates’ Courts today (June 11).

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

     Active investigation by the District Crime Squad of Wong Tai Sin is underway. Anyone who witnessed the case or has any information to offer is urged to contact the investigating officers on 3661 6165 or 3661 1632.
Ends/Thursday, June 11, 2020
Issued at HKT 8:34
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