Councillor in fear after toy-gun find

PUBLISHED : Friday, 09 June, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 09 June, 2006, 12:00am

A Tai Po district councillor believes he is being harassed after a toy gun was found wrapped in a plastic bag outside his office yesterday.

Lo Sou-chour, 52, district councillor for the San Fu constituency, found the plastic bag hanging on a door handle when he went to his office shortly after 9am yesterday.

'The toy gun was carefully wrapped up in a plastic bag. I was shocked when I found it, and then I called police for help,' Mr Lo said.

A police spokeswoman confirmed that a report about finding a toy gun was received at 9.16am.

'A man found a pistol-like object in a plastic bag and it was later found to be a toy gun. The motive is unknown and still being investigated. The case has been classified as a request for police investigation,' she said.

Mr Lo said that in February a dead quail was found outside his office and he believed the incidents could be related.

'I did not call the police last time. But I cannot stay silent for the second time. I suspect that the two incidents are related to my work as a district councillor,' he said.

'Some people pushed and cursed me earlier this year. They have warned me to be careful.'