THE owner of a Chinese restaurant was left bleeding and unconscious following a 'vicious and cowardly attack' after she refused to join a gang of men during their meal. Yeung Shui-chun, 27, was twice admitted to hospital suffering from dizziness caused by concussion and internal bleeding after her ordeal. And at the District Court yesterday, Judge Bailey jailed one of her attackers, Chow Hon-kwong, 41, for five years. 'It was a particularly vicious attack because she had no chance of defending herself,' said the judge. He said the attackers used the woman as a target, throwing various utensils at her, even though she was lying unconscious on the floor. Chow was found guilty of one charge of causing grievous bodily harm with intent, one of committing an act tending and intended to pervert the course of public justice and one of criminal damage. His co-accused, Mok To-sung, 30, was acquitted on a charge of causing grievous bodily harm with intent. The judge said none of the witnesses who gave evidence could identify him. Although the victim said Mr Mok attacked her, she was semi-conscious at the time so the judge gave the benefit of the doubt to Mr Mok. Prosecutor Jeffrey Fenton told the court that Chow, Mr Mok and other Chinese men went to the Sing Sing restaurant in Wan Chai at about midnight on September 1 last year. One of the men grabbed Ms Yeung and tried to force her to sit next to Chow, but she refused politely. Four hours later, one of the men called Ms Yeung and scolded her for not sitting with Chow. Chow then threw two glasses at Ms Yeung, one of which hit her on the forehead. Another man slapped her face while Chow punched and kicked her. It was alleged that Mr Mok joined in the attack, which lasted about 10 minutes during which time Ms Yeung lost consciousness. Afterwards, her body was bruised and she had a sore neck. She was later admitted to hospital. Later, Chow offered Ms Yeung compensation if she did not point him out to police, but she re-fused. Outside court yesterday, she said the punishment was fair but she hoped the police would catch the other culprits. She said that since the attack she could not think coherently and her health had deteriorated. 'I have had to close down my restaurant and have lost $2 million,' she added.