Father on probation for beating children

PUBLISHED : Friday, 22 June, 2001, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 22 June, 2001, 12:00am

A fortune-teller who beat his daughters - aged seven and nine - with a coat-hanger and a plastic golf club was yesterday put on probation for 18 months and ordered to seek psychological treatment.

Ho Kai-yan, 42, earlier pleaded guilty in Eastern Court to three counts of ill-treatment or neglect by a person in charge of a child.