The wife of Roy Cho Kwai-chee, who was charged in relation to Hong Kong’s biggest financial investigation in decades was injured in a knife attack after her car was intercepted in Tai Po on Thursday, sparking a citywide manhunt for two attackers.
The incident occurred at the luxury residential estate of Hong Lok Yuen shortly before 4.15pm, when a Toyota Alphard that the woman, 55, was travelling in was rammed by another car. She was in the rear passenger seat at the time.
According to police, two men were in the car that rammed the Alphard.
“One of the men carrying a knife and wearing a face mask jumped out of the vehicle and attacked the victim,” a police spokesman said. The attacker then returned to the car, which sped off. Police were called in after receiving a report from the woman’s driver.
The victim suffered cut wounds and was sent conscious to Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital in Tai Po for treatment.
Officers combed the area but made no arrests.
Police figures show reports of wounding rose by 6.1 per cent to 349 between June and September, from 329 in the same period last year.