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  • Dec 21, 2014
  • Updated: 6:39pm


Hospitals back defence plan, but critics warn of possible abuse

Hospital staff and the public are split over a controversial Dongguan government regulation requiring hospitals to stock up on nightsticks and pepper spray to cope with violence from patients' families.

Sunday, 25 March, 2012, 12:00am

Chauffeur jailed over 'stun guns for bosses'

A mainland chauffeur who drove his company's luxury car into Hong Kong with batons and a stun gun in full view on the front seat was jailed for two years despite claiming he did not know such weapons were illegal in Hong Kong.

Zhou Yiping, 35, said the weapons were bought by a bodyguard to protect company executives from a blackmailer who threatened them.

18 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Stun-gun death sparks backlash

Taser hit kills man at Vancouver airport

The death of a man at Vancouver International Airport on Sunday after he was shocked with a taser gun has reignited the debate in Canada over the official use of the supposedly non-lethal electric-shock weapons.

17 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

In Brief

Gang beats man with batons

Six or seven assailants beat a man with wooden batons on a Chai Wan estate while he chatted with friends. The attack, outside Yee Tsui House on Wan Tsui Estate at 12.45am, left the 47-year-old in need of treatment at Eastern Hospital. Officers mounted a search, but no one was arrested.

12 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Officer shoots colleague while trying to subdue violent drunk

A police sergeant accidentally shot a policewoman last night as officers faced down a drunken man armed with a knife, a chopper and an extendable baton in an Aberdeen flat.

The officer was grazed in the leg as the sergeant fired three shots at the man, all of which missed.

10 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Taxi driver threatened with metal baton

A 63-year-old taxi driver, who was threatened by a suspected illegal immigrant during a robbery in Cheung Sha Wan yesterday, managed to grab the man's arm and call for help, police said. Detectives are investigating whether the Vietnamese man, 24, may have deliberately committed the crime in the hope of going to jail in Hong Kong.

11 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Policemen beaten by thugs, robbed

Eighteen thugs subjected four police officers to a one-hour beating in Shanxi province, stealing a police car and 5,200 yuan in cash.

14 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Shock of the new proves lethal in law enforcement

Hong Kong has played a crucial role in the development of 'non-lethal' weaponry. During the 1966-67 riots, the British fired novel teak 'baton rounds' - the forerunner of plastic and rubber bullets - at crown colony protesters, resulting in many injuries and a death.

8 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Four police wounded in bloody conclusion to siege

Their attacker had locked himself in his Tsing Yi flat over a minor traffic offence

Four policemen suffered severe chop wounds after being attacked by a man who had barricaded himself into his Tsing Yi flat after another officer tried to serve a summons for a minor bicycle offence.

21 May 2003 - 12:00am

15 held in crime crackdown

Police arrested 15 people in an anti-crime operation in Yuen Long early yesterday, seizing weapons and drugs. Sixty-six locations were raided in the seven-hour operation and police seized four extendable batons, three knives and 8.5 grams of cannabis.

30 Jun 2002 - 12:00am