Hong Kong police chief’s suicide ‘nothing to do with Occupy Central’

The Hong Kong’s Eastern District expat police chief inspector is thought to have committed suicide at his desk this morning. He was found dead with two gun shot wounds to his temples.

Andrew Phillips, 50, was off duty when he was discovered around 2:40am, slumped in his chair at North Point Police Station with his service pistol beside him. He was pronounced dead at the scene, with initial investigations ruling it a suicide.

Phillips, who had been working for Hong Kong police for 27 years, left a short note, but gave no explanation of why he took his own life.

Talking to SCMP, a colleague of Phillips’ denied that the death has anything to do with the ongoing Occupy Central protests, adding that the inspector was not involved in any related operations.

Phillips leaves behind a wife and two teenage children.

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