Child beaten with bar

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 16 October, 1999, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 16 October, 1999, 12:00am

A nine-year-old girl was beaten with a metal bar at her Ngau Tau Kok home yesterday when she refused to go to school.

Police were called to the 11th-floor flat in Block 8, Ngau Tau Kok Lower Estate, at about 11.30am when a neighbour heard the girl crying for help.

'The girl was found to have sustained injuries to her forehead, and bleeding and bruise marks were also found on her left arm,' a police spokesman said.

A 42-year-old woman was arrested and the girl was taken to hospital for treatment.