Student bailed over laser incident

Local | Cindy Wan 20 Feb 2020

Cindy Wan

A 20-year-old student was granted bail after appearing in court on suspicion of shining a laser pointer at a police car.

The court heard that during a protest in Yen Chow Street, Sham Shui Po on August 26, Wu shone a laser pointer at a police car parked near Garden Company.

Police officers later intercepted him in Shek Kip Mei Estate, where he failed to produce his identity card and was found in possession of a pointer and a can of spray paint.

He was then charged with failure to produce proof of identity on demand, possession of an offensive weapon and possessing articles with intent to damage property.

No plea was taken, and Principal Magistrate Peter Law Tak-Chuen adjourned the case to March 31.

Wu was granted bail of HK$1,000 and ordered to abide by a curfew order between 11pm to 6am, in addition to a ban forbidding him from leaving Hong Kong and going to several places in Sham Shui Po.

Separately, two students - Ngai Tin-lok, 19 and Leung Ho-yin, 18 - were refused bail yesterday.

Both were charged with possessing offensive weapons and instrument fit for unlawful purpose with intent to use for unlawful purpose.

No pleas were taken.

They were stopped and searched at midnight on Monday outside a pedestrian subway on Tin Yip Road in Tin Shui Wai after a protest against turning a health center into a clinic for patients of fever and respiratory symptoms.

Police found three lighters, gas lighter fluid, glue, a bag of coffee filters, two gas masks, three hexagon keys, scissors, a glass bottle, nail polish remover, a catapult and 89 steel beads in their bags.

cindymt.wan@singtaonewscorp.com

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