Police search Sai Kung beach for Howard Lam clues

A television report shows police combing a Sai Kung beach. Photo: RTHK

A television report shows police combing a Sai Kung beach. Photo: RTHK

Officers from the police’s tactical unit descended on a Sai Kung beach on Wednesday to look for evidence in connection to a Democratic Party member’s claim that he was dumped there after being abducted last week.

They were believed to have removed a blood-stained tissue from the scene.

According to media reports, Lam had described the beach to a reporter and police zeroed in on one near Tai Mong Tsai Road. 

On Tuesday, a police source told RTHK that officers were trying to find out what the activist did after he allegedly took a minibus to Sai Kung from Mong Kok on Thursday and how he might have inflicted staple injuries to his thighs himself.

Serious doubts have been raised about Lam’s version of events after CCTV footage obtained by the media appeared to contradict his abduction claim. The video showed him safely walking around the streets of Mong Kok after the time he said he was kidnapped.

On Wednesday afternoon, Lam was still in Queen Elizabeth Hospital after complaining of feeling unwell while he was earlier being held at a police station. He was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of misleading officers.

http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1348482-20170816.htm

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