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Man convicted of assaulting and obstructing Tobacco Control Inspector

Man convicted of assaulting and obstructing Tobacco Control Inspector

Hong Kong (HKSAR) – A 38-year-old man was convicted in the Kwun Tong
Magistrates’ Court today (December 28) for assaulting and obstructing a
Tobacco Control Inspector (TCI).

The man was sentenced to 160 hours of community service for assaulting a TCI
and, to be executed concurrently, 160 hours of community service and a fine
of $500 for obstructing a public officer.

The incident took place in an amusement game centre called Satellite World
in Mong Kok on September 20, 2011. The man obstructed a team of TCIs during
the course of prosecution action and assaulted a TCI. The man was
subsequently arrested and charged by the Police with common assault and
obstructing a public officer.

A spokesman for the Department of Health urged the public to observe smoking
ban requirements and to co-operate with law enforcement officers.

“Intimidation or use of violence on enforcement officers is a serious
offence and carries serious legal consequences,” the spokesman said.

Source: HKSAR Government

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