HK Police arrest six in connection to brutal attack on 34-year-old triad member in Yuen Long


30th May 2023 – (Hong Kong) Last Thursday night in Yuen Long, a man known as “Seaweed,” a member of the New Territories criminal gang, Sun Yee On, was attacked by four suspected non-Chinese assailants. The attack, which lasted just 10 seconds, saw the victim being slashed at least 20 times. He sustained injuries to his limbs and was sent to the hospital for treatment. The authorities have arrested six men in connection to the case, which is believed to be a result of a private dispute involving the victim.

The victim, surnamed Lee (34), also known as “Seaweed,” is an active member of the Sun Yee On gang and operates in the Tsim Sha Tsui area. According to acting Superintendent Chan Yeung-chuen of the North District’s Anti-Triad Action Team, the incident occurred on Thursday, 25th May, at around 9pm, when the victim was alone on Yuen Long’s Sai Yu Street. He was attacked by four masked men with knives, causing injuries to his limbs. The attackers fled the scene in a white private car towards Long Tin Road. Following a thorough investigation and leads, the police arrested six local men aged 27 to 70 in various areas of Hong Kong on 28th and 29th May, on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

Chan Yeung-chuen emphasised that the incident was a personal dispute, and the police operation is ongoing, with the possibility of further arrests. He urged the public to come forward with any information that could assist with the investigation by contacting the North District’s Anti-Triad Action Team at 3661 3381.

The roles of the six suspects in the case are still under investigation, and details of the dispute cannot be disclosed at this time. However, it is believed that the victim and the attackers had a previous disagreement over trivial matters, and this attack may have been a retaliatory action.