Acid Throwing

Who said it?

People may think [PLA officers] have no emotions ... but actually they are very friendly. It's just that they can't smile in public

Wong Hui-shuen, 16, participant in a PLA summer camp

Monday, 1 August, 2011, 12:00am

Reward offered over acid attack

Police have offered a HK$100,000 reward for help in finding the perpetrator of the latest acid attack in the Sham Shui Po shopping district, linked to three similar incidents. A beer bottle containing hydrochloric acid was thrown from a block of flats at 212 Apliu Street that hit a passer-by about 6.30pm on March 7, police said.

27 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Elderly claimant jailed for acid attack

An elderly man on welfare was jailed for 40 months yesterday for throwing acid at a social security officer in Aberdeen last year after his HK$1,000 reimbursement claim for new glasses was denied. Szeto Chi-lee, 72, earlier pleaded guilty in the Court of First Instance to one count of throwing corrosive acid with intent.

12 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Woman seriously injured in acid attack

A woman was in a serious condition in Queen Elizabeth Hospital last night after corrosive acid was poured on her face in Kowloon City. The woman, 40, was at the junction of Tak Ku Ling and Nga Tsin Wai roads when attacked at about 11.30am. Police said a man thought to be between 20 and 30 approached her and poured the acid before fleeing on foot.

26 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Woman jailed 8 years for acid attack

A divorced Thai woman was jailed for eight years yesterday after she admitted throwing corrosive acid in an attempt to disfigure her former husband, who had had an affair. The Court of First Instance was told that Varavan Rangcha-Em, 50, had begged Wichian Sardsee, 47, for a reconciliation on March 25.

19 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Woman denies killing lover in acid attack

A jealous woman killed her lover by throwing acid on him after he did not leave his wife as promised, a court heard yesterday.

Li Yinying, a 43-year-old mainland resident, pleaded not guilty in the Court of First Instance to murdering Yip Yu-lin, 50, last August 11.

31 May 2007 - 12:00am

In Brief

Boy's face burned in acid attack

26 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

City Briefs

Guard fighting for his life after acid attack

A security guard, 50, at the Disneyland construction site on Lantau was fighting for his life in hospital last night after acid was thrown at him. His 42-year-old mainland lover was arrested in connection with the attack which happened about 3am, police said. She has not been charged.

4 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Acid attack suspect freed

A restaurant manager charged with murdering a fellow worker by throwing acid over her was set free yesterday after a judge ruled he had no case to answer.

Mr Justice Thomas Gall directed the jury of seven in the Court of First Instance to return a verdict of not guilty on the murder charge faced by Wong Chong-hoi, 44.

7 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Acid attacks

A burns specialist has called for tougher penalties for assault using corrosive chemicals. Throwing acid into someone's face is just as bad as shooting them, he says. Do you agree? Share your views: write

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15 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Restaurant workers held over acid attack

A waitress suffered burns to 70 per cent of her body when two masked attackers hurled acid at her as she finished work at Tsim Sha Tsui's Crystal Jade Restaurant yesterday.

A manager of the restaurant and its head waiter have been arrested, but no charges have been laid against them.

7 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Acid attack on woman, 19

A man threw corrosive liquid on to the face of a woman, 19, in Allway Gardens, Tsuen Wan. Her attacker fled and she was taken to Yan Chai Hospital where she was discharged after treatment.

24 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

20 children burned as classmate hurls acid during fight

Thirteen children in Shanxi province were seriously disfigured and seven others suffered burns after a classmate hurled sulphuric acid over them.

8 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Acid attack

An 11-year-old boy, his mother and their elderly neighbour had corrosive acid poured on them in an attack by a man in Kwai Shing West Estate, Kwai Chung.

14 Oct 1999 - 12:00am