HKSAR v. CHEUNG PAK-CHUEN

HCMA000517/1997

IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE

HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION

APPELLATE JURISDICTION

Magistracy Appeal No. 517 of 1997

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BETWEEN
Cheung Pak-chuen Appellant
and
HKSAR Respondent

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Coram: Beeson, D. J.

Date: 14 August 1997

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J U D G M E N T

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1. The defendant appeals against his conviction for a charge of robbery, committed on 14 November 1996. The evidence, which was carefullyconsidered by the magistrate, shows that what apparently began as a transaction for sexual services, with the police officer beingused as a decoy, later developed into a robbery with some violence when the parties came down to the street.

2. The sum of $3,000 was snatched from the police officer. He was manhandled by the first and second defendants and threatened, additionally,with a beating. This appellant had access to a car, and the defendants were caught about an hour later in San Po Kong.

3. I am satisfied, having considered the details in the transcript and magistrate’s statement of findings that there was ample evidenceon which the magistrate could convict and that he properly considered all the issues. The appeal against conviction is dismissed.

(C. Beeson)
Deputy Judge of the
Court of First Instance

Representation:

Mr Cheung Pak-chuen, Appellant, in person

Mr W. S. Cheung, Government Counsel, for Respondent