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Two men arrested for unlawful detention after attempted suicide by suspected call girl in upmarket Hong Kong housing complex

  • Police were called to the upscale estate when the woman, 29, threatened to jump from the 22nd floor early on Tuesday morning
PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 13 November, 2018, 9:06pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 13 November, 2018, 9:06pm

Police arrested two men for unlawful detention after a suspected call girl climbed out of a window of an upscale serviced flat at the Hong Kong Parkview housing estate in an attempted suicide early on Tuesday morning.

Emergency personnel were called about 6.45am when the 29-year-old woman, from mainland China, was found outside a 22nd-floor flat on the estate off Tai Tam Reservoir Road. She holds a two-way permit, a mainland travel document for entering Hong Kong.

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A police spokesman said police negotiators were also called in as the woman refused to return to the flat and threatened to jump down.

After a three-hour stand-off, the woman was persuaded to go back into the flat.

The spokesman said the woman suffered scratches to her limbs and was taken to Ruttonjee Hospital in Wan Chai for treatment.

Inside the flat, officers arrested two men on suspicion of unlawfully detaining the woman. One of the suspects is a Philippines passport holder and the other holds a Hong Kong identity card.

A law enforcement source said initial inquiries showed the woman was a suspected prostitute. He said crime-squad officers were investigating their relationships and studying whether they had had any dispute.

Detectives from Western police criminal investigation unit were handling the case.