Hong Kong protests: alleged ear-biter suffered from mental disorder caused by alcohol use, psychiatrist tells court

An unemployed man on trial for biting a former Hong Kong district councillor’s ear and assaulting three others during the social unrest of 2019 was at the material time suffering from a mental disorder caused by his alcohol consumption, his psychiatrist has said.Dr John Wong Yee-him on Monday testified that the defendant, 51-year-old Joe Chen, was a family man with no history of violence, but had a sudden and out-of-character “explosive outburst” because he was experiencing pathological alcohol…


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