A woman accused of ironing her maid's hands for scorching her camisole said yesterday she did not see the damaged clothing until she arrived at the police station. Liu Man-kuen, 33, also told a court she only became aware of her maid's injuries and allegation against her through police officers. The housewife, who also helps with her husband's lighting business, wept when her lawyer, Michael Lunn, asked her to recall the events of February 25 at her home in Tai Hang Road, Causeway Bay. Achacoso Warly Cabaneros, 28, who started working for Liu in late January, accused Liu of burning her hands with a hot iron after she scorched her grey nylon camisole. Liu denies a charge of grievous bodily harm. 'On the day, I was asked by police officers to assist them with an investigation. I had no idea what had happened. While they were taking a statement from me, another officer suddenly came in with a plastic bag. Inside was an iron,' Liu said. When police told her of Ms Cabaneros' accusation, Liu requested they test the iron for fingerprints. 'But they refused and said it was not necessary,' Liu said. Eastern Court magistrate Colin Mackintosh adjourned the hearing for 15 minutes while Liu composed herself. Later she demonstrated how the camisole was usually worn with a silk jacket. On the day, however, it was cold so she wore a wool twin-set with a black skirt. 'Every evening after dinner, Warly would iron clothes for me to wear the following day. The night before, I did not ask her to iron anything, nor did I ask her to do so the next morning,' Liu said. Earlier, Ms Cabaneros told the court Liu asked her to iron the camisole. She said Liu burned her between 9.20am and 9.30am. But Liu told the court she was at her husband's Happy Valley company at that time. A doorman and two of her husband's employees gave evidence that she left home about 9.05am and arrived at the office before 9.30am. In his final submission, Mr Lunn asked the court to take notice of the time when the alleged incident occurred. He said the time given by Ms Cabaneros seemed to be wrong. He also suggested Liu would not have wanted to wear the top because it was too cold. There also was a lack of evidence because fingerprints were not taken from the iron. '[The maid saying Liu ironed her] was the only telling piece of evidence against the defendant,' Mr Lunn said. Mr Mackintosh will deliver his verdict tomorrow.