Pregnant woman vomited after being forced to squat during police search at Lennon wall location, admitted to hospital four hours later
The police stated that six individuals (male and female) were arrested in Tin Shui Wai last night just past 9pm. According to source, one of the arrestee was a pregnant woman, who was putting up posters in subway at the time. She was asked to squat for a search, and vomited during this. She was eventually arranged to be admitted to hospital at around 1am.
The Police Department said, they have received reports at around 9pm last night, that individual were vandalising the pavement of the subway on Tin Shing Road (Ginza subway). Police officers arrived at the scene and stopped and searched six individuals (16 – 26 years old, one male and five females), and eventually arrested them for alleged criminal damage. Four tubs of spray paint were found at the scene, which were believed to be related to the case.
Apple Daily said, the arrested pregnant woman is currently receiving treatment at Tuen Mun Hospital. Her 25-year-old boyfriend Mr Chau said, at around 8pm, his girlfriend was out putting up posters and was arrested. He rushed to the hospital for a visit, as well as getting in contact with a lawyer who offered to help. According to source, the pregnant woman was 4 months pregnant, and felt unwell after her body bumping into a holding rail. She was not brought to hospital immediately, and was retained at a police station until around 1am before being sent to Tin Shui Wai Hospital by an ambulance arranged by the police. After some treatment, she was transferred to Tuen Mun Hospital for further treatments; she was accompanied by one male and one female police officers during the whole process. Lam Chun, a district councillor candidate, verified the incident, including details of the arrestees were brought to Tin Shui Wai Police Station, and that the pregnant woman’s treatment was delayed until around 1am.
During our follow-up interview with Lam Chun, the six individuals were not released, and the pregnant woman was still receiving treatment, as of 12:30pm today (31st).
A video filmed by passersby was being shared on the internet. In the video, the six individuals were asked to put their hands behind their back and to get into squat position for investigation. The police officers did not react when the pregnant woman was vomiting.