A Hong Kong woman is suspected to have had a stroke after she was assaulted in Sha Tin. A suspect has been arrested whilst the victim’s daughter has called upon witnesses to come forward and provide evidence to assist in the investigation.

In a Facebook post on Monday night, Annette W Lau said that her mother, her sister and her son were shopping at the New Town Plaza on Monday afternoon when a child hit her son at a toy store. Her sister took her son away, and told the child’s parents they should not allow the child to hit others.

The three then left the store but bumped into the group again at the Citylink Plaza outside the Sha Tin MTR station. Lau said that the child’s mother then pushed her mother, causing her to fall and hit her head. The suspect, who is from the mainland, was also accused of assaulting the sister, causing injuries to her head and arm.

The area outside Sha Tin station.
The area outside Sha Tin station. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Lau said that many at the scene chased after the woman until an ambulance and police officers arrived. The woman, who holds a two-way permit, was arrested on suspicion of assault, according to Apple Daily.

“I demanded that, if she can be released on bail, she should be prevented from crossing the border,” Lau wrote. “Why can mainlanders beat up people in Hong Kong without any reason?”

Her Facebook post has been shared over 8,000 times, as of Tuesday evening.

Lau’s mother was hospitalised, according to another post on Tuesday afternoon, but was able to move, speak and remained in a stable condition. Doctors were monitoring her condition as she displayed signs of having a stroke.

Lau added that her sister still had bruises, and her son was in shock and could not sleep well.

She urged witnesses to send photos and videos to her.

Kris Cheng is a Hong Kong journalist with an interest in local politics. His work has been featured in Washington Post, Public Radio International, Hong Kong Economic Times and others. He has a BSSc in Sociology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Kris is HKFP's Editorial Director.