• Short Summary

    THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT TODAY (SUNDAY) SEALED OFF THE MAM KAM TO FRONTIER BRIDGE WHERE A BRITISH POLICE INSPECTOR WAS GRABBED BY FARMERS AND DRAGGED ACROSS THE BORDER INTO CHINESE TERRITORY YESTERDAY.

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    THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT TODAY (SUNDAY) SEALED OFF THE MAM KAM TO FRONTIER BRIDGE WHERE A BRITISH POLICE INSPECTOR WAS GRABBED BY FARMERS AND DRAGGED ACROSS THE BORDER INTO CHINESE TERRITORY YESTERDAY. IN BRITAIN THE CHINESE CHARGE D'AFFAIRS WAS CALLED TO THE FOREIGN OFFICE AND ASKED TO RETURN THE POLICE INSPECTOR.

    YESTERDAY'S INCIDENT OCCURRED AS THE INSPECTOR DISCUSSED A DISPUTE WITH THE CHINESE OVER THE ERECTION OF A WIRE FENCE ON LAND NEAR THE BORDER CROSSING POINT WHICH IS OWNED BY ONE OF THE MAINLAND FARMERS. SUDDENLY, AS BRITISH OFFICIALS AND TROOPS LOOKED ON A FEW YARDS AWAY, THE FARMERS SURROUNDED THE INSPECTOR AND DRAGGED HIM INTO CHINESE TERRITORY. A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THE INSPECTOR HAD DISOBEYED INSTRUCTIONS BY GOING TO THE BORDER.

    AN OFFICIAL SPOKESMAN DESCRIBED THE CLOSURE AS "INEVITABLE" AND SAID THE BRIDGE WOULD STAY SHUT IN THE INTEREST OF PUBLIC SAFETY.

    THE INSPECTOR WAS THE FOURTH PERSON TO BE ABDUCTED IN EIGHT DAYS. A CHINESE POLICE CONSTABLE WAS RELEASED ON OCTOBER 8TH AFTER BEING DETAINED FOR ONE DAY. BUT TWO OFF-DUTY POLICEMEN, SAID TO HAVE STRAYED ACROSS THE BORDER BY MISTAKE ARE STILL BEING HELD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7HFQC0DHC7HLN1XN8VK77IVWY
    Media URN:
    VLVA7HFQC0DHC7HLN1XN8VK77IVWY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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