Hong Kong Police Hunt 10 Attackers in Yuen Long Triad Assault

Triad-related attacks in Hong Kong raise concerns about public safety, as police investigate multiple knife assaults targeting suspected gang members.

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Hong Kong Police Hunt 10 Attackers in Yuen Long Triad Assault

Hong Kong Police Hunt 10 Attackers in Yuen Long Triad Assault

On Tuesday night, a 23-year-old suspected triad member and his four friends were assaulted by a group of nine assailants in an outdoor car park in Sheung Shui, Hong Kong. The victim sustained injuries to his head and limbs and was transported to the hospital for treatment. According to sources, the attack was likely a 'lesson' for the victim rather than an attempt to cause fatal harm.

Police are investigating the incident and have not made any arrests yet. In a separate attack, five men assaulted a 16-year-old suspected triad member in Tsim Sha Tsui, slashing his right arm and leg with a knife. The assailants escaped the scene.

Police statistics show a decrease in triad-related crimes in 2022 compared to the previous year. However, three separate knife attacks occurred in Hong Kong overnight.

The most significant incident involved a 16-year-old teenager with a triad background who was attacked by five assailants, including two wielding long knives, in Tsim Sha Tsui around 2 am on Wednesday. The teen sustained injuries to his right hand and feet, and a friend helped file a police report. The case was listed as wounding and passed to the Yau Tsim district crime investigation team.

Separately, a 25-year-old man was knifed by four attackers in Sheung Shui around 5 am, sustaining injuries to his back and head. The third incident occurred in Sheung Shui, where a 23-year-old man was beaten up and knifed by about 10 assailants. Police have not made any arrests in these three cases so far.

Why this matters: The recent spate of triad-related attacks in Hong Kong has raised concerns about public safety and the effectiveness of law enforcement in combating organized crime. Despite a reported decrease in triad-related crimes, the audacious nature of these assaults highlights the ongoing challenges faced by authorities in curbing gang violence.

While police continue their investigations into the three separate knife attacks, no arrests have been made as of April 25, 2024. The victims, all young men with suspected triad affiliations, suffered injuries ranging from cuts to the limbs to head wounds. Authorities are working to identify and apprehend the assailants involved in these incidents.

Key Takeaways

  • 23-year-old triad member and friends assaulted by 9 assailants in Sheung Shui.
  • 16-year-old triad member slashed by 5 men in Tsim Sha Tsui.
  • 3 separate knife attacks occurred in Hong Kong overnight, no arrests made.
  • Triad-related crimes decreased in 2022, but recent attacks raise public safety concerns.
  • Police continue investigations into the incidents, victims suffered injuries ranging from cuts to head wounds.