HK Alliance to remove online posts, on police orders

The Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China said on Thursday that it is removing all its posts on online platforms – at the demand of national security police. The alliance, which used to organise June 4 vigils, said its website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube entries would...

Police raid already closed June 4 museum

National security police on Thursday raided the closed June 4 museum in Mong Kok, while officers reportedly arrested a fifth core member of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China which ran the venue. Police arrived at the museum in the morning, cordoning off the...

June 4 vigil group again calls police’s bluff

The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China on Tuesday doubled down on its insistence that it will not hand over information for a national security probe into its activities, submitting a letter to the police outlining its reasons. The group, which for years organised annual...

Obey law and police to be part of civil society: CE

Any organisation that doesn't abide by the law or obey a lawful demand for information by national security police can't claim to be a member of civil society, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Tuesday. Lam was referring to June 4 vigil organisers, the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of...

Alliance says police arresting key members

The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China says police arrived at the homes and offices of its key members early on Wednesday to make arrests after it refused to hand over information requested by the force's national security unit. Its vice-chairwoman, Chow Hang-tung, wrote on...

Police investigate North Point hotel death

Police are investigating the death of a 66-year-old man who was found with stab wounds at a hotel in North Point. Officers said the man, who suffered wounds to his neck and chest, was found by staff at the Harbour Grand who went to check on him on Sunday. The...

Three arrests made over ‘paedophile video’

Police on Monday said they had arrested two men on suspicion of the false imprisonment of a man they accused of being a paedophile. The alleged victim was also arrested, on suspicion of possessing child pornography. Police linked the arrests to a video which circulated widely on social media and...

Police seek alliance info in national security probe

National security police have reportedly written to core members of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, asking for information related to the group's ties with foreign groups. According to Chow Hang-tung, vice chairperson of the Alliance, police have asked them to hand over the...

Law Society makes report to police over intimidation

The Law Society said on Saturday it had made a report to the police after one of its council members withdrew his candidacy for re-election, citing intimidation. Jonathan Ross announced that he was pulling out of the forthcoming election for the society's governing body because of safety concerns. In a...

Police arrest 19 over cryptocurrency scam

Police say they have made 19 arrests after people overseas were scammed out of at least HK$11 million after being promised they could make a fortune by investing in cryptocurrency. The force said fraudsters targeted 170 people in various places, including the mainland and the UK, with images of luxury...

Police probe officer’s death

Police were on Friday investigating the death of one of their own officers who was believed to have shot himself in the head at the force's New Territories North headquarters in Tai Po. A shot was heard in the building at about 7 o'clock on Friday morning. The force said...

Police charge man with raping teenage girl in 1983

Following a breakthrough in forensics technology, the police on Tuesday charged a 58-year-old man over the alleged rape of a 13-year-old girl at San Fat Estate in Tuen Mun 38 years ago. He is also accused of robbing HK$160 from the girl, in an incident said to have happened on...

Man arrested for animal cruelty over ‘voodoo service’

Police on Thursday arrested a man for allegedly abusing and killing rabbits and mice to perform "voodoo rituals”. Officers said the 19-year-old was arrested on suspicion of cruelty to animals, after they received reports about a social media account which claimed a fortune teller could perform voodoo tricks to help...

Man loses appeal for assaulting police with a poster

The High Court on Monday rejected a man's appeal against his conviction for assaulting a police officer by sticking a poster of Chief Executive Carrie Lam's husband on his back. Ho Hiu-long, 26, was last month sentenced to three weeks in prison by Kowloon City Court. He had attached a...

Massage parlour scandal wasn’t criminal: police chief

Police commissioner Raymond Siu said on Saturday that no "criminal element" was involved in an incident in which the director of the police's national security bureau was found at an unlicensed massage parlour. It was revealed in May that senior assistant commissioner Frederic Choi was caught at the den in...

Two men arrested over upskirt photos website

Police say they have arrested two men on suspicion of conspiracy to outrage public decency over a website that allegedly displayed and sold upskirt photos. Officers said they seized computers, mobiles and cameras after searching two flats and an office, with one confiscated laptop containing some 30,000 photos and videos....

Police make arrest over suspected anthem booing

Police say they have arrested a 40-year-old man on suspicion of insulting the national anthem as crowds of people gathered in a shopping mall to watch an Olympic broadcast. Officers alleged that the suspect, who told them he was a journalist, waved a colonial flag and incited others to boo...

Police investigate anthem booing at mall

Police have told RTHK that they've launched an investigation into the booing of the national anthem during an Olympic broadcast at a Kwun Tong shopping mall. Large numbers of fans gathered at the APM Mall in Kwun Tong on Monday night to see fencer Cheung Ka-long defeat defending champion Daniele...