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Four men charged with loitering over Hong Kong lawmaker’s safety complaint

Police sought legal advice from justice department following report in September

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 02 March, 2017, 5:17pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 02 March, 2017, 5:19pm

Four of six men arrested by police after Hong Kong lawmaker Eddie Chu Hoi-dick complained he was tailed during last year’s Legislative Council elections were charged with one joint count of loitering, police said on Thursday.

The four men, aged 18 to 42, are to appear in Tuen Mun Court on Friday, police said.

A force spokesman said the four were charged after police sought legal advice from the Department of Justice.

“The other two men, aged 39 and 54, have been released unconditionally,” he said.

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Detectives from the New Territories North regional crime unit began their investigation after Chu filed a report to police on September 8 saying his and his family’s safety were under threat.

Police arrested the six men in the New Territories following a two-week investigation.