Suspect, 28, is arrested over rape at wet market

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 25 February, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 25 February, 2012, 12:00am


A 28-year-old man was arrested last night in connection with the rape of a woman in a wet market at Ap Lei Chau a month ago.

He was seized at a shopping mall in Tsim Sha Tsui at 6pm after being identified by officers.

He was taken to his home in Tai Wai, where police took away items including a pair of jeans, a phone SIM card and a jacket.

The man, whose surname is Cheung, is said by police to have claimed responsibility for the rape.

A suspect was filmed by CCTV near where the woman, 21, was dragged into the Ap Lei Chau Estate market off South Horizons Drive and raped at 3am on January 26.

The attack occurred after the woman got off an N171 cross-harbour bus at the South Horizons Drive terminal.

Two minutes into her walk home, she was grabbed from behind, dragged into the market and raped.

Afterwards, the attacker jumped down a slope leading from the market and fled towards the South Horizons private housing estate.

It was thought he injured himself as he escaped, as blood was found on the slope.

Police appealed to doctors or other medical workers who may have treated the suspect to contact them.

Senior criminal superintendent Tommy Yu Tat-chung said inquiries were continuing into why the woman was targeted.

It is thought the victim did not know her attacker.

Meanwhile, a manhunt continues for a fat South Asian suspect after a 15-year-old girl was raped in an alley behind a building in Wan Chai Road near the corner of Burrows Street on January 31.

The man is about 1.67 metres tall, with long hair and thought to be aged between 30 and 40. Anyone with information should contact police on 2860 7833 or 9712 5841.