Elderly claimant jailed for acid attack

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 12 August, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 12 August, 2009, 12:00am

An elderly man on welfare was jailed for 40 months yesterday for throwing acid at a social security officer in Aberdeen last year after his HK$1,000 reimbursement claim for new glasses was denied. Szeto Chi-lee, 72, earlier pleaded guilty in the Court of First Instance to one count of throwing corrosive acid with intent. Deputy Judge Derek Pang Wai-cheong said Szeto's attack was premeditated and serious.