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Nine arrested for cleaver attack on former Ming Pao editor

Published on Mar 12, 2014 5:45 PM
Staff members of Ming Pao newspaper take part in the march against violence on journalists in Hong Kong on March 2, 2014. Two Hong Kong men suspected of attacking former Ming Pao editor Kevin Lau in a brutal cleaver attack last month have been arrested in Guangdong province. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS 

TWO Hong Kong men, allegedly triad members hired as hitmen, have been arrested for carrying out last month’s cleaver attack on former journalist Kevin Lau.

Another seven suspected accomplices have also been nabbed for “varying degrees of participation” before and after the act.

Further arrests are possible, said Hong Kong’s Commissioner of Police Tsang Wai Hung in a press conference on Wednesday afternoon.

The two suspected assailants were arrested in Dongguan in the Guangdong province where they fled to on the day of the attack. Both are 37.

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