A tough landlady who refused to do what a policeman told her was praised by a High Court judge yesterday. Mr Justice Raymond Sears said the 50-year-old was right to stand up for herself when the constable demanded to see her identity card without authority. 'Many people would have just given in, but this lady was resolute and decided not to,' the judge said. He quashed her conviction for obstructing police and praised her for presenting a 'highly brilliant' point of law in her appeal. Ting Fung-yee, who was not represented by a lawyer, had put forward a better argument than many barristers could manage, the judge said. He said the case was one of the most amazing to have ever been prosecuted. Constable Yiu Shu-pui went to a cage home in Shamshuipo to investigate a missing cheque book. The plain-clothes officer knocked on the window of Ms Ting's room demanded to see her identity card. 'In my judgment he had no authority to ask her to produce her identity card unless he was lawfully in the premises,' said the judge. The officer then threatened to charge her with obstruction. 'This was unlawful,' said Mr Justice Sears. Ms Ting told the judge the policeman refused to show her his warrant card and she did not know who he was. She was arrested after shouting: 'Help, robbery.' The judge said the officer had not liked her attitude. Ms Ting had been fined $2,000 and ordered to pay $500 costs by magistrate Bruce McNair in November. Mr Justice Sears set aside the penalties and awarded her costs.