Man arrested after missing last Discovery Bay ferry, punching pier workers

The 31-year-old foreigner showed up at Central Pier No. 3 two hours after the last ferry to Discovery Bay had sailed. Photos: Encyclopedia of Ferries in Hong Kong (left), Oriental Daily (right)
The 31-year-old foreigner showed up at Central Pier No. 3 two hours after the last ferry to Discovery Bay had sailed. Photos: Encyclopedia of Ferries in Hong Kong (left), Oriental Daily (right)

A man who missed the last ferry to Discovery Bay from Central took his anger out on two pier workers, punching them after they told him to catch a night bus back instead.

Police received a report of the incident at around 2 am Tuesday. The man, a 31-year-old foreigner, was arrested on a suspected charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

According to Oriental Daily, the man attempted to enter Central Pier No. 3, but the gates did not give way because the last ferry had already sailed two hours ago.

Central No. 3 Pier. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

He attempted to jump the gate, attracting the attention of three pier workers who stepped forward to stop him. They explained that there were no more ferries for the night and advised him to catch the bus back to Discovery Bay.

Infuriated, the man punched two of the pier workers before running off in the direction of shopping mall IFC.

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Police officers, carrying shields, arrived at the scene shortly after and arrested the man on the footbridge.

One of the pier workers suffered injuries to his jaw, upper lip and ear, while the other had a bruised left cheek, a Police Public Relations Branch (PPRB) spokesperson told Coconuts. The two, aged 44 and 62, were sent to Queen Mary Hospital for treatment.

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