IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE
HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION
COURT OF APPEAL
CRIMINAL APPEAL NO. 622 OF 1999
(ON APPEAL FROM DCCC 678 OF 1999)
Coram: Hon Mayo VP in Court
Date of Hearing: 3 January 2002
Date of Judgment: 3 January 2002
J U D G M E N T
1. This application is without merit. No satisfactory reason has been given for the application not being made timeously. Over and abovethis the application is entirely without merit. The wounding in question was a serious one. It is virtually inconceivable that theapplication would succeed even if leave were to be granted to appeal out of time.
2. I would add that of course the fact that leave has been refused does not prevent the applicant from continuing with the appeal shouldhe wish to do so. However I would point out that if the Court of Appeal similarly held the view that the application was entirelyunmeritorious it is likely that the Court would order that some of the time which he spent in custody would not count towards thesentence which he is serving. I give him this information for his own benefit.
Mr Marco Li, GC, of the Department of Justice, for the Respondent
Applicant in person