The Hongkong Telegraph.
Tuesday, May 12, 1931.
ACTED UNDER ORDER OF BOY SCOUTS.
DEFENCE PLEA IN LAND DAMAGE CASE.
Appearing on remand on a charge of damaging Crown land at Kowloon Tong, a contractor's foreman was discharged by Mr. Hamilton at the Kowloon Magistracy this morning, the Police withdrawing the case.
Mr. H.S.V.Mossop, for the defendant, remarked that defendant was merely the foreman engaged on work on the land under the direction of a troop of Boy Scouts without knowing that they were not authorised to give the instructions he had received. Mr. Mossop was not, however, sure that the Scouts did not have the authority.
Inspector Chester Wood remarked that the land was Government property. A big hole had been made which the Government objected to. The defendant would have to make good all damage caused. The ground was being made into a recreation area for the Scouts.
His Worship discharged the defendant and directed that all damage should be repaired.