Appeal filed against man acquitted of July 21 Yuen Long mob attack

Hong Kong | 21 Jul 2021 8:50 pm

The Department of Justice has filed an appeal against Wong Chi-wing, who was acquitted of the mob attack case that took place at Yuen Long MTR station two years ago today, according to sources. 

It was understood that the department filed the appeal by way of case stated, under article 84 of the District Court Ordinance. 

Wong, a 55-year-old transport worker, and seven others faced rioting charge. Wong was the only one acquitted of the charge – two pleaded guilty and five were convicted by the court. 

The District Court judge Yip Chor-man said Wong could not be clearly identified as one of the attackers during the incident, despite having the same shoes as the individual filmed on video which was said to be him. 

Yip also said the individual caught in the videotape does not look like Wong, and therefore found him not guilty of the rioting charge. 

The five convicted men will be sentenced tomorrow. Earlier Yip said he would impose a tough deterrent sentence to one of the defendants, Lam Koon-leung, who attacked citizens at the station regardless of their age and gender.

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