Driver accused of wounding fellow Filipina at The Belcher’s
A driver was accused with wounding her fellow Filipina during a fight in an upscale residential estate in Shek Tong Tsui.
Defendant Maria P. appeared this morning at the Eastern Magistrates’ Courts after she allegedly wounded Evelyn S. inside a flat at The Belcher’s along Pok Fu Lam Road last month.
The incident allegedly happened on May 22 when the defendant hit Evelyn on the head when they had an argument. The prosecution did not reveal the cause of their squabble.
Magistrate Veronica Heung ordered Maria to return on July 18 so that she could be formally charged in court and she could decide whether to insist on her innocence or plead guilty.
The judge allowed the Filipina to post a bail of $100 and get temporary freedom on the condition that she does not leave Hong Kong or visit the scene of the incident.
The crime of “wounding” is a serious offense and carries a penalty of up to three years imprisonment.
“Any person who unlawfully and maliciously wounds or inflicts any grievous bodily harm upon any other person, either with or without any weapon or instrument, shall be guilty of an offense triable upon indictment, and shall be liable to imprisonment for three years,” according to Hong Kong’s Offences Against the Person Ordinance.