Hong Kong Police arrest father after son allegedly beaten with hanger, broom

Hong Kong Police arrest father after son allegedly beaten with hanger, broom

If convicted, dad can spend up to 10 years in prison

Police are investigating after being told that a man beat his son, 11, with a broom and a hanger at a public housing estate in Kowloon Bay.

Officers were called to Choi Ying Estate at 10.45pm last night by the boy’s mother.

A police spokesman said it seemd that the boy had been beaten with a broom and a hanger. His 39-year-old father was arrested on suspicion of child cruelty.

The boy had a few injuries on his leg and was taken to United Christian Hospital in Kwun Tong for treatment. Police from Sau Mau Ping are investigating.

It is against the law in Hong Kong to beat a child under the age of 16 in such a way that they are injured.

If convicted, the maximum penalty is 10 years’ jail.

 

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