A prostitute was found unconscious with stab wounds all over her neck and chest yesterday in a Hong Kong flat. Hours later, her suspected attacker tried to flee the police by jumping into the sea.
The prostitute, a 45-year-old woman from mainland China, was found at about 3.45am in a flat in Yau Ma Tei that is believed to be a brothel, reported the South China Morning Post. She later died in hospital from her injuries.
A police source said: "A woman heard (the victim) screaming and went to check. She (saw) a man running out from the flat."
The woman had more than 20 stab wounds to the neck and chest that are believed to have been inflicted with a knife discovered at the scene, said the police.
The suspect, a 20-year-old man, was a customer who went to the flat for sexual services.
He was arrested at the Kwun Tong promenade later that day.
This article was first published on August 27, 2015. Get The New Paper for more stories.