Bail for British pilot charged with common assault
The 42-year-old pushed a local man on his chest when they were quarreling about car parking issues
A Cathay Pacific pilot was granted bail and told to stay away from parking areas after appearing in Kwun Tong Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday over a quarrel in Sai Kung, New Territories East.
Alistair Edwin Haigh-Smith, 42, was charged with one count of common assault. The Briton, who has lived in Hong Kong for 17 years, quarreled with a man surnamed Ngan about car parking issues in front of a grocery store in Tai Mong Tsai Tsuen on January 21 this year, Sing Tao reported.
Haigh-Smith was accused of pushing the local man on his chest, the court heard.
The defendant said he had been injured, but the local man was not hurt at all after the push, while the British man was injured, the court was told. The magistrate granted Haigh-Smith bail of HK$4,000 and was ordered to stay away from parking areas, Apple Daily reported.