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Hong Kong: No 'notification' from mainland so far - police on missing UK consulate staffer03:33

Hong Kong: No 'notification' from mainland so far - police on missing UK consulate staffer

Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong
August 20, 2019 at 16:52 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Hong Kong police said that they have "not received any notification from the mainland authority" amid unconfirmed reports that a missing employee of the UK Consulate in Hong Kong, Simon Cheng Man-kit, may have been detained in China.

Speaking at a press conference in Hong Kong on Tuesday, Senior Superintendent of the Hong Kong Police Public Relations Branch, Kong Wing-cheung, confirmed that the police had received a missing person report on August 9.

He said that he could not disclose further details "for the sake of personal data," noting that the case "is currently under the inquiry by the regional missing person unit of Kowloon West region."

The 28-year-old trade officer at the UK Consulate in Hong Kong went missing on August 8 as he was returning from a business trip in Guangdong's Shenzhen, according to his girlfriend. On Tuesday, the UK Foreign Office said that it is "extremely concerned" by reports that Cheng had been detained by Chinese authorities.

Hong Kong: No 'notification' from mainland so far - police on missing UK consulate staffer03:33
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The Hong Kong police said that they have "not received any notification from the mainland authority" amid unconfirmed reports that a missing employee of the UK Consulate in Hong Kong, Simon Cheng Man-kit, may have been detained in China.

Speaking at a press conference in Hong Kong on Tuesday, Senior Superintendent of the Hong Kong Police Public Relations Branch, Kong Wing-cheung, confirmed that the police had received a missing person report on August 9.

He said that he could not disclose further details "for the sake of personal data," noting that the case "is currently under the inquiry by the regional missing person unit of Kowloon West region."

The 28-year-old trade officer at the UK Consulate in Hong Kong went missing on August 8 as he was returning from a business trip in Guangdong's Shenzhen, according to his girlfriend. On Tuesday, the UK Foreign Office said that it is "extremely concerned" by reports that Cheng had been detained by Chinese authorities.

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