Woman groped in Sai Kung attack

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 18 October, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 18 October, 1998, 12:00am

ANOTHER woman has been indecently assaulted in Sai Kung on a path that has seen a string of similar incidents in recent months.

The 24-year-old coffee shop worker said she was accosted by a man in his mid-20s while on a path between Sha Kok Mei and Sai Kung town.

The latest attack, shortly after 2pm yesterday, came six days after the South China Morning Post reported that several women had been indecently assaulted or stalked on the same path.

A police spokesman confirmed that the woman had reported the incident to an officer on the beat and to Sai Kung police station.

Before yesterday's attack, Sai Kung police said they had only received one report in more than a year.

The Post has spoken to three victims and been told of at least two other attacks.

One of the previous victims, a 31-year-old artist, who said she was approached at almost exactly the same spot and groped in the same way as yesterday's attack, drew a sketch of the man which police say has been circulated to units in the area.

The Filipino woman in yesterday's attack said: 'He was standing near the pagoda at a small grave on the path between Sha Kok Mei and Sai Kung town when he saw me walking past and he started to walk quickly behind me. He grabbed my backside.

'I stared at him and he said lots of things in Chinese which I didn't understand, then he kissed my face.

'I got scared and ran away and he followed me towards Sai Kung town.

'When we reached the town I shouted that I was going to the police and he turned and ran away back towards Sha Kok Mei.' She described the man as being 24 or 25 with his hair 'combed up at the front'. Other women have also described a man in his mid-20s with 'spikey hair'.

He was wearing red trainers, grey shorts and a light-blue T-shirt but two police officers could find no trace of him when they searched the area.