The chairman of the Hong Kong Football Association is demanding damages from police over his arrest in connection with the assault on Leung Sze-ho. Last night Martin Hong Po-kui was drafting a letter, through his lawyer, to Police Commissioner Tsang Yam-pui, saying the arrest was unreasonable and had damaged his reputation. Mr Hong apparently lodged a complaint with police on Tuesday over his arrest on Saturday when he claimed he was wrongfully detained for eight hours. He was held for his suspected involvement in the assault on February 12 after Leung lampooned singer Joey Yung Cho-yee on the entertainment show Enjoy Yourself Tonight on January 19. Mr Hong has enlisted the help of barristers Alan Hoo, SC, Philip Dykes, SC, and Audrey Eu Yuet-mee, SC, to advise on his arrest. Mr Hong, who is also a member of the Wan Chai district Fight Crime Committee, said he had stopped performing public duties since the arrest. 'I don't feel comfortable to continue doing such duties in the meantime and I've been very busy dealing with the lawyers over my case,' he said. Mr Hong complained about the procedures and the grounds of the arrest. 'I was asked to go to the police station to assist the investigation. 'When I arrived there, I was first given a visitor's pass. But then two officers came and said: 'You're under arrest'. 'Had I known it was an arrest, I would have asked my lawyer to go with me,' he said, insisting he had nothing to do with the assault. A police spokesman said the matter had been passed to the Complaints Against Police Office.