Hong Kong News

Nonpartisan, Noncommercial, unconstrained.
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2024

Hong Kong police officer has not returned to full duty over a year after attack

Hong Kong police officer has not returned to full duty over a year after attack

Constable So King-cho tells Coroner’s Court he has been taking sick leave on and off since hospital discharge on July 19 last year.

A Hong Kong police officer stabbed on a busy street in Causeway Bay has been unable to fully return to work over a year after the July 1 attack, an inquest into the death of the suspected assailant has heard.

Constable So King-cho told the Coroner’s Court on Wednesday he had been taking sick leave on and off since his discharge from hospital on July 19 last year and he had not yet been able to return to full duty.

So, then 28, was stabbed outside the Sogo department store in Causeway Bay on July 1, 2021, the anniversary of the city’s return to Chinese rule.

Presided over by Coroner David Ko Wai-hung, the inquest into the death of 50-year-old Leung Kin-fai, who was named a primary suspect for the attack, is expected to last six days before a jury of three women and two men.


Constable So King-cho says he has not been able to fully return to duty.

Leung, who was working as a Vitasoy purchasing agent at the time, is believed to have stabbed the officer before turning the blade on himself.

Recounting the attack, So said he initially thought the assailant was a passer-by when he first noticed his silhouette out of the corner of his eye. But he became suspicious as the person edged closer.

“At that time, my left eye noticed a black human silhouette walking towards me, inching closer and closer,” So said. “When he got too close, my head turned left to get a better view. I saw him leaning right on my back ... then I saw him raise his left hand as if wanting to touch me, I could see a person then.”

So recalled making a full turn, walking forward, and shouting for help from his colleagues before collapsing on the pedestrian crossing on East Point Road.

Leung’s identity was confirmed in court by his brother, who examined screenshots from footage of a journalist’s live broadcast of the scene, surveillance footage from the Causeway Bay MTR station and police video of the aftermath.

The brother, who was referred to as X, after the court approved his anonymity request, also gave testimony about Leung’s relationship with their family, which he described as distant.

Disputes had arisen between the deceased and his parents regarding his failure to find a job after graduating from Australia’s Monash University, the brother said.

“After he came back, he lived at home for a while. At that time, the economy wasn’t great after 1997. He hadn’t found an ideal job and lived there [with our parents, who] wanted him to find a job as soon as possible and not procrastinate, maybe there were arguments then,” X said.

While unaware of his brother’s occupation, X said he knew Leung was financially independent and gave money to their parents monthly until his death. X and his parents did not attend Leung’s cremation.

Newsletter

Related Articles

Hong Kong News
0:00
0:00
Close
It's always the people with the dirty hands pointing their fingers
Paper straws found to contain long-lasting and potentially toxic chemicals - study
FTX's Bankman-Fried headed for jail after judge revokes bail
Blackrock gets half a trillion dollar deal to rebuild Ukraine
Steve Jobs' Son Launches Venture Capital Firm With $200 Million For Cancer Treatments
Google reshuffles Assistant unit, lays off some staffers, to 'supercharge' products with A.I.
End of Viagra? FDA approved a gel against erectile dysfunction
UK sanctions Russians judges over dual British national Kara-Murza's trial
US restricts visa-free travel for Hungarian passport holders because of security concerns
America's First New Nuclear Reactor in Nearly Seven Years Begins Operations
Southeast Asia moves closer to economic unity with new regional payments system
Political leader from South Africa, Julius Malema, led violent racist chants at a massive rally on Saturday
Today Hunter Biden’s best friend and business associate, Devon Archer, testified that Joe Biden met in Georgetown with Russian Moscow Mayor's Wife Yelena Baturina who later paid Hunter Biden $3.5 million in so called “consulting fees”
'I am not your servant': IndiGo crew member, passenger get into row over airline meal
Singapore Carries Out First Execution of a Woman in Two Decades Amid Capital Punishment Debate
Spanish Citizenship Granted to Iranian chess player who removed hijab
US Senate Republican Mitch McConnell freezes up, leaves press conference
Speaker McCarthy says the United States House of Representatives is getting ready to impeach Joe Biden.
San Francisco car crash
This camera man is a genius
3D ad in front of Burj Khalifa
Next level gaming
BMW driver…
Google testing journalism AI. We are doing it already 2 years, and without Google biased propoganda and manipulated censorship
Unlike illegal imigrants coming by boats - US Citizens Will Need Visa To Travel To Europe in 2024
Musk announces Twitter name and logo change to X.com
The politician and the journalist lost control and started fighting on live broadcast.
The future of sports
Unveiling the Black Hole: The Mysterious Fate of EU's Aid to Ukraine
Farewell to a Music Titan: Tony Bennett, Renowned Jazz and Pop Vocalist, Passes Away at 96
Alarming Behavior Among Florida's Sharks Raises Concerns Over Possible Cocaine Exposure
Transgender Exclusion in Miss Italy Stirs Controversy Amidst Changing Global Beauty Pageant Landscape
Joe Biden admitted, in his own words, that he delivered what he promised in exchange for the $10 million bribe he received from the Ukraine Oil Company.
TikTok Takes On Spotify And Apple, Launches Own Music Service
Global Trend: Using Anti-Fake News Laws as Censorship Tools - A Deep Dive into Tunisia's Scenario
Arresting Putin During South African Visit Would Equate to War Declaration, Asserts President Ramaphosa
Hacktivist Collective Anonymous Launches 'Project Disclosure' to Unearth Information on UFOs and ETIs
Typo sends millions of US military emails to Russian ally Mali
Server Arrested For Theft After Refusing To Pay A Table's $100 Restaurant Bill When They Dined & Dashed
The Changing Face of Europe: How Mass Migration is Reshaping the Political Landscape
China Urges EU to Clarify Strategic Partnership Amid Trade Tensions
The Last Pour: Anchor Brewing, America's Pioneer Craft Brewer, Closes After 127 Years
Democracy not: EU's Digital Commissioner Considers Shutting Down Social Media Platforms Amid Social Unrest
Sarah Silverman and Renowned Authors Lodge Copyright Infringement Case Against OpenAI and Meta
Why Do Tech Executives Support Kennedy Jr.?
The New York Times Announces Closure of its Sports Section in Favor of The Athletic
BBC Anchor Huw Edwards Hospitalized Amid Child Sex Abuse Allegations, Family Confirms
Florida Attorney General requests Meta CEO's testimony on company's platforms' alleged facilitation of illicit activities
The Distorted Mirror of actual approval ratings: Examining the True Threat to Democracy Beyond the Persona of Putin
40,000 child slaves in Congo are forced to work in cobalt mines so we can drive electric cars.
×