A woman who was jailed for three-and-a-half months for assaulting a police officer with her breasts has had her sentence reduced to 200 hours of community service.

Ng Lai-ying, 31, was arrested during an anti-parallel trading protest in March last year. She was found guilty of assaulting Chief Inspector Chan Ka-po by thrusting her chest into his arm as he was attempting to control the demonstration.

Judge Judianna Barnes, said at the High Court on Monday that she based the decision on the fact that Ng demonstrated “good conduct,” and her boss said she was responsible and reliable.

Poon Tsz-hang, 23, who was convicted of obstruction, was also given 200 hours of community service upon appeal. He was originally sentenced to five months and one week.

Ng’s boyfriend Kwok Chun-lung, 21, and a 15-year-old boy were given a one-year probation order. They were ordered to serve at a detention centre and rehabilitation centre respectively.

In August, the High Court overturned the four defendants’ sentences but upheld their convicts upon appeal.

Ellie Ng

Ellie Ng has written for Foreign Policy, the Daily Telegraph, Global Voices Online and others.