A property developer should be tried for deception even though a judge has stopped proceedings, the Court of Appeal heard yesterday. The case of Tsang Yuk-kiu, 52, was halted in November when Mr Justice Patrick Chan said the long delay in bringing the case to court created the risk of an unfair trial. Mr Tsang had denied deception after the sale in 1989 of two Kowloon properties worth more than $4 million. A report was not made to police until April 1994 after a failure to settle the matter through civil courts. But the Crown claims that Mr Justice Chan was wrong to halt the case, and is asking the Court of Appeal to overturn the decision. The hearing, before Mr Justice Henry Litton, Mr Justice Kemal Bokhary and Mr Justice Charles Ching continues today.