Immigration Department follows up incident of Hong Kong residents being attacked in Würzburg, Germany

19 July 2016

Regarding the incident of Hong Kong residents being attacked in a train in Würzburg, Germany, the Hong Kong Immigration Department (ImmD) continued to maintain close contact with the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (OCMFA), the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Germany, the Consulates-General of the People’s Republic of China in Munich and Frankfurt, the Embassy of Germany in Beijing, the Consulate-General of Germany in Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Berlin (HKETO) to understand the situation and follow up the case. In the incident, four Hong Kong residents were injured and they have been sent to hospitals for medical treatment.

Following visit to the injured residents in the hospitals by representatives of the HKETO, the ImmD will also deploy four officers to Germany tonight to accompany the family members to visit the injured and provide all practical assistance according to the wish of the injured and their family. The ImmD will continue to closely liaise with OCMFA, the Embassies, the Consulates-General, the HKETO, the injured and their family to follow up the case. The ImmD advises Hong Kong residents already there to attend to personal safety.

Hong Kong residents travelling outside Hong Kong who need assistance may call the 24-hour hotline of the Assistance to Hong Kong Residents Unit of ImmD at (852) 1868.