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Junius Ho’s office vandalizer sent to training center after DOJ second appeal

Junius Ho’s office vandalizer sent to training center after DOJ second appeal

A teenager who damaged Junius Ho Kwan-yiu’s office was sent to a training center, after the second application for review of sentence by the Department of Justice was granted today.
Anson Chu Pui-hang, 20, a student who has hyperactivity disorder, pleaded guilty to a count of criminal damage, for damaging the Ho’s office.

Chu admitted that he, on July 22, 2019, a day after the Yuen Long 7.21 attack, damaged the office of Ho, including breaking a wall made of glass.

Magistrate Jason Wan Siu-ming originally sentenced Chu to a 12-month probation order in August 2020. The department applied for review of sentence and Wan changed Chu’s sentence to a 200-hour community service order in December last year.

The department was not satisfied with the community service order sentence, and applied for review of sentence for a second time. The court of appeal today sent Chu to a training center, after retrieving relevant reports.

Chu sent a letter to Ho, to apologize for the damage he had done. The letter said “I sincerely apologize to you. It is native and reckless of me to damage your office, for which I am truly sorry and I regret having done so.”

Ho later replied to Chu, writing “I have forgiven you for damaging my office. I hope you will get on your feet and become a good man to serve society.”
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