Hong Kong woman convicted of hitting police officer with her breast
A Hong Kong woman was found guilty of assaulting a police officer – in a rather unusual manner.
Ng Lai-ying, 30, was a participant in a protest against cross-border trade in Yuen Long on March 1.
In court on Thursday (July 16), it was alleged that she had used her breast to hit the right arm of Chief Inspector Chan Ka-po.
Ng pleaded not guilty to the crime and insisted that she was molested by Chan, who was trying to to get protestors to stay off the roadway on Sau Fu street.
She claimed that Chan had touched her left breast while trying to grab the strap of her bag.
But Tuen Mun deputy magistrate Michael Chan Pik-kiu refused to buy her side of the story which he believed was fabricated to make her look like the victim.
"You used your female identity to trump up the allegation that the officer had molested you. This is a malicious act," he told Ng.
However, Metro UK reported that video of the protest shows there could yet be some truth in Ng's story.
In the footage, Ng can be seen with a bloodied nose.
Ng's boyfriend, Kwong Chun-long, as well as a 14-year-old pupil and a university student were also found guilty of obstructing police officers during the protest.
All four defendants will be sentenced on July 29. Authorities have yet to determine the appropriate actions to be taken.