British pilot stabbed and beaten in Lantau car park

PUBLISHED : Friday, 08 November, 2013, 8:57pm
UPDATED : Saturday, 09 November, 2013, 4:08am

A British pilot who was stabbed and bashed in the head by three masked men as he returned to his Lantau home on Friday is in serious condition in hospital.

Dominic Warren, 47, was attacked at about 1.45am after parking his car on South Lantau Road, 100 metres from his three-storey house in Tong Fuk village.

Warren is the director of operations at TAG Aviation Asia and was returning home after running a training session for new pilots at the Chek Lap Kok airport.

It seems that he was hit with a rock in the head and stabbed
Carlos Gomez, colleague

Police said he was ambushed by three masked men soon after he got out of his car in the car park. One of them had a box cutter, and another a hard object believed to be a rock. The men were thought to be Chinese.

“It seems that he was hit with a rock in the head and stabbed,” said Carlos Gomez, the chief executive of TAG Aviation Asia, which operates and manages private jets.

A police officer said Warren managed to get away from his attackers, who fled, and made it inside his home, where his domestic helper found him and called the police. His two teenage sons were also home at the time.

Warren was taken to the Mui Wo Clinic with head, arm and chest injuries, then transferred to the Princess Margaret Hospital in Kwai Chung. He had surgery, but his condition was not life-threatening, Gomez said. He did not know of any motive for the attack.

Officers searched the area but did not find the men. A bloodstained box cutter and two face masks were found at the scene.

Warren was not known to have been in dispute with anyone and did not know his attackers, another officer said. “We believe the attack was just a warning rather than an attempt to kill him,” the officer said, adding that the motive for the attack was unknown.

Warren, a divorcé, moved to the city from Britain two years ago with his two sons when he was hired by the aviation firm. The family is understood to have moved into the Tong Fuk house from Discovery Bay about two months ago.