Man holding charged with murder

     Police today (July 16) laid a holding charge against a man, who is now 50 years old, for murder. He was in suspected connection with a murder case happened in 1993. 
     In the small hours on June 26, 1993, four men, aged between 18 and 23, disputed with an 18-year-old man in an entertainment venue on Wharf Road, North Point. The four men attacked the 18-year-old man with knives afterwards. The 18-year-old man was sent to hospital and later certified dead. The four males then fled to the Mainland.
     Two 18-year-old men returned to Hong Kong from the Mainland on August 3, 1993. They were arrested by Police on the same day. One man was convicted of manslaughter at the High Court in 1994 and was sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment. Another man was acquitted after trial.
     Active investigation by District Anti-triad Section of Eastern District has been underway. Acting on intelligence and obtaining the information of the suspect, Police arrested another suspect, who is now aged 50 and absconded for over 27 years, in Kwun Tong yesterday (July 15).
     The arrested man is holding charged with one count of murder. The case will be mentioned at Eastern Magistrates’ Courts tomorrow (July 17).

Ends/Thursday, July 16, 2020
Issued at HKT 22:06