Police amended the charge on a man to manslaughter and dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm


Hong Kong (HKSAR) -      Police today (October 10) laid an amended charge against a 30-year-old man with 19 counts of manslaughter and 18 counts of dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm in accordance with the advice from the Department of Justice (DoJ).

     The man was arrested in connection with a fatal traffic accident that took place on Tai Po Road – Tai Po Kau near Tai Po Mei Village on February 10. After Police initial investigation, he was charged with one count of dangerous driving causing death without plea taking. The case was mentioned at Fanling Magistrates' Courts today and Police amended the charge to 19 counts of manslaughter and 18 counts of dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm in accordance with DoJ's advice.

     The man is remanded in the custody of Correctional Services Department and will appear at Eastern Magistrates’ Courts on November 19 for committal proceedings.

     The Regional Crime Unit of New Territories North continues to follow up on the case.



Published on: 2018-10-10

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