Monday 26 September 2016

'This is not a trivial matter' - Woman convicted of assaulting police officer with her breast

Published 30/07/2015 | 13:41

Ng Lai-Ying was sentenced but later released on bail (stock)
Ng Lai-Ying was sentenced but later released on bail (stock)

A judge sentenced a female protester to three and a half months in jail after she was convicted of assaulting a police officer with her breast.

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“If I do not hand down a deterring sentence, the public might mistakenly think it is a trivial matter to assault police officers during protests,” Deputy Magistrate Michael Chan Pik-kiu said.

According to the South China Morning Post, Ng Lai-Ying was sentenced but later released on bail pending an appeal on the conviction for the March incident.

Ng (30) was taking part in an anti-parallel trade protest in Hong Kong when the incident between herself and a chief police officer occurred.

She counter-accused the police inspector of indecent assault over the contact, an act which authorities suggested was premeditated.

The magistrate revealed to the court that he has received threats in connection with the case, the Post reports.

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