Hong Kong: Tourist pleads guilty to grabbing guide by the neck, fined

Posted on August 21, 2014 • Filed under: Asia, Tourist Arrested

scmp.com reported a mainland tourist who grabbed a female tour guide by the neck has been fined HK$3,000 and ordered to pay HK$1,000 in compensation. Ma Xin, 32, pleaded guilty yesterday in Kowloon City Court to common assault. He had been out shopping and was by a jewellery shop in Man Lok Street, Hung Hom, when he ran into a tour group led by 44-year-old Tseung Lai.Tseung had reprimanded one of her tour members for throwing away a cigarette butt, prompting Ma to intervene. A dispute followed, during which Ma grabbed Tseung’s neck, inflicting injuries that required hospital treatment. Read Article

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