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Elderly man escapes jail for assaulting tobacco control officers

A 61-year-old man was sentenced today to two terms of imprisonments of six weeks suspended for 18 months, to be executed concurrently, at Tuen Mun Magistrates’ Courts for assaulting two tobacco control inspectors.

He was also fined HK$1,500 for the smoking offence.

The incident took place at Po Tin Market in Tuen Mun on November 11, 2014. The man assaulted two officers when a team of inspectors was inspecting the premises. He was arrested and charged by the Police

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