The High Court heard Lai Yiu-tong’s assault during his family’s winter solstice dinner at their Tai Po house last year was so violent that the 63-year-old broke the shovel and sent his wife to hospital for a month. Photo: Roy Issa

Hong Kong man jailed for three years for attack on estranged wife with shovel and cleaver after she refused to return Cartier watch memento

  • Lai Yiu-tong violently attacked spouse at family winter solstice dinner last year, leaving her in hospital for a month and requiring 17 hours of surgery
  • Judge accepted mitigation plea that Lai was suffering depression under strain of his divorce, during which he and wife were dividing up assets
Topic |   Hong Kong courts

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The High Court heard Lai Yiu-tong’s assault during his family’s winter solstice dinner at their Tai Po house last year was so violent that the 63-year-old broke the shovel and sent his wife to hospital for a month. Photo: Roy Issa
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