31st January 2023 – (Hong Kong) A man was sentenced to imprisonment today at the Eastern Magistrates’ Courts for assaulting a Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) officer earlier.
The man was charged with common assault and was convicted. He was sentenced to 11 days’ imprisonment which runs consecutively to a sentence due to another previous court case for assaulting an FEHD officer. The court heard that an FEHD officer was attacked by the defendant during patrol on Stone Nullah Lane in Wan Chai on 11th July last year.
“Violence against law enforcement officers is a serious illegal act and carries legal consequences. Members of the public should respect and co-operate with public officers in the execution of their duties,” an FEHD spokesman said.