Twelve national flags defiled in Ping Shek Estate
Ping Shek Estate sees twelve national flags being desecrated as some housing estates hung flags at the light wells for the coming 25th Anniversary of the Establishment of the HKSAR. Meanwhile, the Upper Ngau Tau Kok Estate reported eight bauhinia flags being stolen.
Police received a report at 5am on Sunday that some national flags hanging at Kam Shek House and Lam Shek House of Ping Shek Estate in Kwun Tong were dirted and stolen.
Preliminary investigations suggested that 12 flags at Lam Shek House were suspected of being desecrated, as some of the big yellow stars were seen with black stains.
In addition, Kam Shek House and Lam Shek House each had a flag suspected of being stolen.
Several uniformed officers then arrived at the scene, folding the flags concerned and packing them with plastic bags, which will be taken for further investigation.
The case was listed as desecrating the national flag and theft, and was referred to Sau Mau Ping police for follow-up. No one has yet been arrested.
At the same time, police at about 6am received a report from the security guards of Sheung Fu House, Upper Ngau Tau Kok Estate where three national flags and eight regional flags had been stolen. Officers were seen taking pictures in that area for investigations, as some of the big yellow stars were seen with black stains.