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March 26th, 2012:

Smoker gets jail sentence for assault

March 26, 2012

A 48-year-old man who assaulted a tobacco control inspector has been sentenced to two months in prison, suspended for 12 months.

Kwun Tong Magistrates’ Courts also fined the man $1,000 each for obstructing tobacco control inspectors in the exercise of their duty, and for smoking in a no-smoking area.

The incident took place in Kai Tin Shopping Centre in Lam Tin on January 28.

Police arrested and charged him after he assaulted the inspector.