On January 10,2019, a Hong Kong female designer was arrested on October 13,2019 in Tai Po for possession of a petrol bomb, and on January 9,2020 she pleaded guilty to possession of an offensive weapon in a public place, the defense pleaded for a light sentence. The magistrate pointed out that petrol bombs posed a danger to both the accused and the community and that the prison sentence was inevitable, and decided to obtain a background report until 24 January.
The female defendant, Wang Wan-yu (23), works as a designer and the prosecution filed an amendment to the Public Security Ordinance at the opening of the court on January 9. The defence did not object to the amendment of the Interim Crimes Ordinance, which was approved by the Acting Chief Magistrate, Magistrate, Mr Su Wen-long.
After reading the charge, the court secretary admitted that on 13 October 2019, the defendant had possession of an offensive weapon, i.e. three bottles of petrol bombs, for illegal use at the resting place at the near Yuntou Road, Yuntou Square, Tai Po.
The magistrate proceeded to denounce the petrol bomb as a danger to Ms Wang and the community. Considering that the defendant had no record, he decided to obtain a background report before sentencing.