Expat from Britain arrested after his daughter dies from fall in Hong Kong

Published:  10 Apr at 10 AM
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A British man and Filipino women have been arrested after their teenager daughter fell to her death from their upmarket residential building.

According to police, they aren’t treating the death as suspicious however they have arrested the parents on suspicion of ‘neglect or ill-treatment of a child’.

Nick Cousins, aged 58 and the father of the daughter, is Hong Kong office’s managing director of one of the world’s top insurance brokers, Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT).

Hong Kong’s consulate said that they are still trying to ascertain the mother’s identity however they do know that she is a Philippine national aged 53 years old. According to local media, she is a former domestic helper.

Bail has been granted for Mr Cousins yet the mother was still in the custody of the police on Wednesday afternoon.

Police have reported that the teenage girl fell from the 21-story building located in Repulse Bay on Tuesday morning.

Welfare minister, Matthew Cheung, said that the younger sister of the teenage girl is now at a children’s home and that his department would offer any services needed for the welfare for the family. A protection order for the younger sister is also being looked into.

The mother apparently overstayed her visa and Mr Cousins has been accused of aiding her overstay.

According to some sources, the teenage girl was upset about life issues before the fall. Her body was found by the security guard of the building.
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