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  • Jul 24, 2014
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Man ‘critical’ in hospital after being stabbed in debt dispute

Victim found unconscious by passer-by in Tsuen Wan

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 29 April, 2014, 1:46pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 29 April, 2014, 1:46pm

A 58-year-old man is in critical condition in hospital today after being stabbed in Tsuen Wan last night following an apparent dispute over a debt.

The victim was taken to Yan Chai Hospital after he was found by a passer-by lying unconscious on the pavement outside East Asia Gardens in Tsuen Fu Street shortly after 11.30pm.

“An initial examination showed he suffered one single stab wound to the abdomen,” a police officer said. “The attack probably injured his internal organ. He was still in coma after a surgery.

“An initial investigation showed the attack was sparked by a personal grudge over money problem,” the officer said. “But we believe the amount involved is just a few thousand dollars. At this stage, it is unsure whether the man is a debtor.”

Police, who are treating the case as “wounding”, are investigating how many attackers were involved. Officers are also looking for witnesses and scrutinising closed-circuit television footage in the area.

The victim is understood to be unemployed and frequented video game centres in the district.

Police figures show there were 1,457 reports of wounding last year, a 12 per cent drop from 1,659 in 2012.

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