Two 25-year-old men were on Tuesday arrested over a horrible assault where seven attackers knifed and threw punches at a 23-year-old mainlander on Shau Kei Wan Main Street East last week.
The assault occurred around 11.45pm Wednesday last week (Oct 26) opposite Tung Po Mansion in Shau Kei Wan, where seven men jumped out of a black Tesla
and attacked the mainlander surnamed Xiu, who arrived in Hong Kong on a two-way permit to visit his family.
Xiu sustained injuries to his eyes and forehead and was sent to Eastern Hospital in Wan Chai. He has been discharged.
After in-depth investigations by the Eastern District anti-triad unit, officers found the attack was related to a monetary dispute and identified the attackers.
On Tuesday, officers raided two flats in Kwai Tsing district and arrested two 25-year-old men surnamed Mok and Chan. The two, reportedly a chef and a shopkeeper, were respectively the mastermind behind the attack and the driver that night.
Police added both were members of a triad society and were charged with conspiracy to wound with intent. The case will be mentioned in Eastern Magistrates' Courts on Thursday afternoon.
Police warned wounding with intent is a serious offense, and the maximum penalty upon conviction carries life imprisonment.