Husband spared jail over chopper attack

A bipolar man who chopped his wife in a row about their three-year-old daughter's failure to tidy up her toys will spend six months in a mental institution after the victim asked that he not be jailed.

Saturday, 28 April, 2012, 12:00am

Kingdom come

When David Michod looks back on the accolades for his debut film Animal Kingdom, there's one that truly stands out. It's not the unexpected - but entirely deserved - best supporting actress Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for star Jacki Weaver. Or the World Cinema Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Or even the staggering nine Australian Film Institute awards.

15 May 2011 - 12:00am

Ex-boyfriend jailed for chopper attack

A man was jailed for 10 months yesterday for attacking his ex-girlfriend's lover with a chopper. Chan Yat-fu, 32, had pleaded guilty to one count of wounding with intent. The District Court judge noted Chan's deep remorse over the February 15 attack, which left the victim with an 8cm gash, but said the offence was serious.

18 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

The city's grisly affair with the kitchen chopper

It is a ghastly weapon that is peculiar to Hong Kong - the chopper.

Chopping, as it is known, is not common in major cities such as Toronto, Melbourne and New York, places where residents much more typically read news reports of stabbings, slashings and shootings.

26 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Court hears how accused butchered girl

Bones of a beheaded compensated-dating girl were dumped into a basket at a butcher shop in Shek Kip Mei Market after a client spent more than eight hours dismembering her, a court heard yesterday.

22 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Market managers attacked with chopper

A decorator attacked two market managers with a chopper in a dispute at King Lam Estate yesterday. One of the managers suffered shoulder and facial wounds, the other a thigh injury. The decorator, 48, who was arrested, was also injured. All were treated at Tseung Kwan O Hospital. The suspect and a manager were in serious condition. The other manager was discharged.

30 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Man attacks family with chopper in Tin Shui Wai

A man who attacked his ex-wife, 13-year-old stepson and mother-in-law with a chopper surrendered to police about 21/2 hours after the incident in Tin Shui Wai early yesterday.

26 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

77-year-old hurt in chopper attack

6 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Chrome stretch

Raymond Ma Siu-wing can't wait for the weekend. That's when the 55-year-old dentist exchanges his clinical whites for a wardrobe of black, with a leather vest, bandanna and boots. For Ma, they signal a respite from root canals and bridgework, and the freedom of the open roads on his bike with fellow members of the Harley Owners Group (Hog).

25 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Officer feared for his life in shooting attacker

A police constable, who shot dead a convicted burglar and rapist after the man chopped him twice on the head, said yesterday that he did so because he thought his life was in danger.

4 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Tycoon's helicopter irks nearby resident

Police are investigating a complaint about noise from a helicopter landing and taking off from tycoon Cecil Chao Sze-tsung's luxury villa in Southern District.

The complaint was lodged by an unidentified foreign woman resident, who filed a report to police at about 11.30am yesterday, saying the helicopter had taken off from Villa Cecil in Victoria Road.

6 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Chopper-wielding fisherman spared jail

A fisherman who attacked two anti-hawking officers with a chopper during a raid last month was ordered in Eastern Court yesterday to do 240 hours of community service.

26 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Hawker tried to 'scare' officers with chopper

A fisherman yesterday admitted attacking two anti-hawker officers with a chopper, saying he was trying to scare them and to recover seized seafood.

12 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Police search for chopper attacker

Two men were injured by a chopper-wielding man in Tsuen Wan yesterday morning.

The victims, surnamed Yau and Liu, suffered leg and facial injuries respectively and were sent to Yan Chai Hospital in Tsuen Wan.

Police said the pair were attacked in Shiu Wo Street after demanding repayment of a debt from a man.

10 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

City Briefs

Cashier chopped

A restaurant cashier was attacked by a masked man with a chopper as he walked home from work. The 22-year-old victim, surnamed Chan, was walking along Castle Peak Road in Yuen Long at 12.35am when he was confronted and chopped on his arm. The attacker then fled in a waiting car.

26 Aug 2006 - 12:00am