Cable TV defends reporting after police complaint

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 18 July, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 18 July, 2010, 12:00am

Cable TV says it reserves all rights after the station's news report on a complaint of suspected voyeuristic photography in Kwai Chung drew harsh words from the police yesterday. The incident arose when police received a call from a woman at 12.03am on July 2. She told them that a man took a photograph under her skirt inside a lift when she was returning to her flat in Kwai Shing East Estate at 12.01am. Cable TV said the woman's boyfriend, who was not at the scene, contacted the station later in the day to complain. It aired a report on the case yesterday after a two-week investigation, citing descriptions of the matter from the victim's boyfriend, the police and the Housing Authority and pointing out discrepancies between their descriptions. The police condemned Cable TV for inaccurate and selective reporting as the station was quoting from a source who was not at the scene and did not use all the information provided by their officials. Cable TV said its reporting was professional.