UK police investigations in Chinese consulate case reveals assault

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Authorities say, several offenses have been identified, but no arrests made so far 

A number of offences have been identified by the British Police, in the case last month involving a protestor being dragged and beaten at the Chinese consulate. According to a report in Euronews on Tuesday, November 22, the incident took place in Manchester and involved a citizen from Hong Kong, who was protesting with a group of demonstrators outside the Chinese consulate.  

The demonstrations were taking place against Chinese President Xi Jinping, when Bob Chan was pulled inside the consulate by a group of masked men. Chan was then kicked and punched by the men.   

Meanwhile, according to the reports by the Greater Manchester Police, evidence has been gathered from witnesses and mobile phone footage to better understand the incident. Based on the evidence, the Police have now identified several offences including assaults and public order offences, the report said.

“We’re continuing to gain a clearer understanding of the timeline of events that led to an initially peaceful protest escalating in the way it did”, said Chris Sykes, Assistant Chief Constable. He further added, “This has let us identify a number of offences and potential suspects and victims”.  

The incident has caused more tensions between the UK and China, the report said.

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