Former Hong Kong legislator drops lawsuit against police chief over Yuen Long attack

Former opposition lawmaker Lam Cheuk-ting, who is currently in jail awaiting trial on national security charges, has decided to drop a lawsuit against Hong Kong’s police chief seeking compensation for injuries sustained during a 2019 mob attack in Yuen Long.Speaking on behalf of Lam on Wednesday, Democratic Party member Winfield Chong Wing-fai said his colleague believed it would be difficult to pursue the long and complicated litigation from his jail cell, particularly in light of the current…