Man arrested after property agency blast

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 11 September, 1999, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 11 September, 1999, 12:00am

A home-made bomb exploded outside the main entrance of a property agency in Tsz Wan Shan yesterday and a letter was left saying more attacks could follow.

The attack came 10 days after the same shop and another office nearby were daubed with red paint.

A 38-year-old man was arrested at a noodle shop in Wan Fung Street yesterday afternoon in connection with the bombing.

The incident happened shortly after 3.30am when a taxi driver heard an explosion and saw sparks outside the Sun Hing realty company, in Yuk Wah Crescent, which is run by two brothers aged 33 and 44.

A glass door was shattered in the explosion.

Bomb experts were called and found a shattered red plastic container and traces of explosive.

A letter, found at the scene, said: 'Don't cheat money out of women otherwise Sau Fong Building will be our next target.' The younger brother and his family live in Sau Fong Building.

Detective Chief Inspector Law Ngan-hung from Wong Tai Sin said initial investigations showed the bomb was about 7.5cm long and nearly 4cm in diameter.

'It was made of a red cylindrical plastic container stuffed with low-powered explosive. It was wrapped with green tape and connected to a fuse. It was just like a large firecracker,' he said.

The property agency has more than 10 shops in the area. It has another office in Sheung Fung Street.