Two 25-year-old men were arrested on Tuesday for a horrific assault in which seven assailants stabbed and punched a 23-year-old Mainlander on Shau Kei Wan Main Street East last week.
The assault happened around 11:45 p.m. Wednesday last week (October 26) in front of the Tung Po mansion in Shau Kei Wan, where seven men jumped out of a black Tesla and attacked the continent nicknamed Xiu, which arrived at Hong Kong with a round-trip permit to visit family.
Xiu suffered eye and forehead injuries and was sent to Wan Chai Oriental Hospital. He was released.
After extensive investigations by the Eastern District Anti-Triad Unit, officers discovered that the attack was related to a monetary dispute and identified the attackers.
On Tuesday, police raided two apartments in Kwai Tsing district and arrested two 25-year-old men surnamed Mok and Chan. The two, apparently a chef and a trader, were respectively the mastermind behind the attack and the driver that night.
Police added that the two were members of a triadic society and were charged with conspiracy to intentionally injure. The case will be mentioned in Eastern Magistrates Courts on Thursday afternoon.
Police have warned that intentionally injuring is a serious offense and the maximum penalty if convicted is life imprisonment.