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Two more arrests over attack on Hong Kong Ming Pao journalist

Published on Mar 13, 2014 1:14 PM
 
Ming Pao's former chief editor Kevin Lau, who was brutally attacked on Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014, is transferred to a private ward in Eastern Hospital after spending three days in intensive care in Hong Kong on March 1, 2014. Hong Kong police on Thursday, March 13, 2014, arrested a man and a woman over a brutal knife attack on a veteran journalist, bringing the total number detained in the case to 11. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

HONG KONG (AFP) - Hong Kong police on Thursday arrested a man and a woman over a brutal knife attack on a veteran journalist, bringing the total number detained in the case to 11.

Kevin Lau, a former editor of the liberal Ming Pao newspaper, was hacked with a cleaver in broad daylight last month by two men who fled the scene on a motorbike.

"Police further arrested a 55-year-old man and a 37-year old woman in the small hours of today," city police said in a statement.

The force had on Wednesday announced the arrests of nine men, including two suspects from the Chinese mainland with links to triad organised crime gangs.

 
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