New Year’s Eve, December 31, 1972
1972年12月31日, 除夕

Archival inkjet print, 52 x 82 cm, 2022

Photographed in black and white film on December 31, 2022, in Kwai Hing Car Park.

At 10:30 am on December 31, 1972, a knife-armed robber broke into a flat in Block 2 of Kwai Hing Low-cost Housing Estate (Kwai Hing Car Park today.) Having looted the tenant, he was about to leave when the tenant’s 26-year-old wife, Chou Mui-ying came home. Chou was extremely angry and rushed into the kitchen to get a chopper to confront him. The robber was defeated after being slashed several times in the legs. A neighbour heard the fight and called the police. The police arrested the injured culprit and sent him to the hospital for treatment.


1972年12月31日 早上十時半, 一名持刀劫匪闖入葵興廉租屋邨第二座一個住户,洗劫完戶主正要離去,剛好碰上戶主26歲的妻子周梅英回家,周極其憤怒,衝入廚房取菜刀與匪徒對抗,匪徒不敵,腿部被斬數刀而不支倒地。鄰居聽見打鬥後報警,警察到場將賊人拘捕及送院救治。