POLICE are not trained to deal with hostage dramas and received no guidance in an incident that led to officers shooting dead two men, the Coroner's Court heard yesterday. Sergeant Wan Yuk-sing told the court officers did 'not receive any formal training in relation to hostage situations'. The remark came during the second week of an inquest into the deaths of hostage Kang Sang-bo, 31, and his captor Cheung Cho-yau, 23. The disabled Korean hostage was gunned down by police during a shootout in Aberdeen. He died with his captor after a bullet pierced his skull. Constable Chan Bing-tung, 23, yesterday told the court that nobody gave him any instructions as the tragedy unfolded around him. The hostage drama led police on a car chase from Central to the Aberdeen waterfront. It climaxed when Senior Inspector Cheung Chiu-ping opened fire into the back of the taxi where Kang and his captor were seated, the inquest heard earlier. When the shooting stopped, the dying men were handcuffed together and dumped face down on the pavement, Mr Chan said. 'I saw the two people on board [the taxi] were handcuffed together with one pair of handcuffs,' he told the inquest. The handcuffs had made it difficult for Constable Wong Ka-kin to haul the mortally wounded men from the vehicle, Mr Chan said. Constables Wong and Tao Hing-chau removed the handcuffs linking the two men. Drawing out two new pairs, the officers secured the dying men separately. Another officer stood guard over the pair of bleeding men, his revolver at the ready, the inquest heard. Cheung Cho-yau hijacked the taxi at about midnight on October 13. At about 11.30 pm, he put a gun to a patrolling officer's head and stole his revolver. Minutes later he grabbed teenager Ku E-suen by the neck and pushed her into the nearby taxi. But at that very moment Kang, a computer expert, was entering the taxi from the opposite door. The rear doors opened and closed almost simultaneously, the inquest heard. The gunman ordered the taxi driver to take him to Aberdeen, but the vehicle was stopped by a roadblock near the waterfront. Cheung fired out of the taxi window, the inquest was told earlier. As he prepared to fire again, the Korean grabbed his wrist and began grappling with him for control of the gun. When taxi driver Ho Chun-ming, 40, turned to help, Ms Ku took advantage of the confusion and escaped. Moments later, the taxi driver also fled to safety. The sound of gunfire rang out again as Mr Ho was led to shelter, the inquest heard. Coroner's officer Dee Crebbin yesterday told Coroner Warner Banks that the Legal Aid Department had made an about-face and will fund a lawyer acting for Kang's widow, Choi Soon-ju. The inquest continues.