Castle Peak Road (Lam Tei precinct) Photo: Google Maps, Wikimedia Commons, Opponent

A 32-year-old Indonesian woman has told police her boyfriend threatened her with knife in Tuen Mun in the New Territories.

The woman reported to police in the early hours on Sunday that she was attacked and threatened by her boyfriend – a 30-year-old man from Sri Lanka – in a flat on Castle Peak Road in the Lam Tei precinct, Oriental Daily reported.

The couple reportedly argued over money. Police arrived and arrested the man for alleged common assault and criminal intimidation.

Some 1,614 spouse or co-habitant battering cases were reported by the Social Welfare Department in the first six months of this year, and most of them – about 78% – were physical in nature.

Eight out of 10 victims were female.

Yuen Long district in the New Territories recorded the highest number of abuse cases, followed by Kwai Tsing and Sham Shui Po in Kowloon.

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