But judge says threats made at party were very suspicious A woman accused of ordering a chopper attack that left a British financial consultant severely injured on the weekend of this year's Rugby Sevens was yesterday acquitted of involvement in the incident. However, Jocelyn Rivera Tan, a 42-year-old widow, was convicted of two other charges relating to an incident at a March 20 Rugby Sevens party in Happy Valley that was thought to be the catalyst for the attack. In an apparent case of mistaken identity, Briton Ben Ford suffered multiple injuries when he was dragged from a taxi outside the party venue and attacked by four masked men wielding machetes. The 32-year-old's little finger, three-quarters of his ring finger, and part of his right hand were sliced off, and he suffered deep cuts to his left thigh and right calf. His fingers were later reattached. Deputy Judge William Ng Sing-wai found evidence connecting Tan to the attack, including threats she made against another person outside the Indian Recreation Club in So Kon Po and a series of phone calls to and from her mobile, was not strong enough to prove beyond reasonable doubt that she had ordered the attack. 'The circumstances of the crime are extremely suspicious,' Judge Ng said, noting that the correlation between the threats, phone calls, and the fact Mr Ford was wearing the same colour T-shirt as the person she had threatened 'strongly suggests the two are connected'. He did, however, find Tan assaulted volunteer bouncer Thomas Hall, whom she hit in the face with a mobile phone after he helped throw her and her boyfriend, Nick Dover, out of the party for the second time that night. Mr Dover had previously been involved in a scuffle with security staff inside the venue. Judge Ng also found Tan guilty of criminal intimidation for threats she made against Mr Hall when she and Mr Dover were ejected. 'She threatened [Mr Hall] with the words, 'Don't worry, my friends will come too, and they will cut you',' the judge said. He found the threat was not the result of her being intoxicated, but a calculated act of intimidation intended to cause alarm. 'I am sure they were not wild ... words issued in exasperation,' he said. Judge Ng extended Tan's bail and adjourned sentencing to December 14 pending reports on her background and suitability for community service.