Assaulting police officer in due execution of his duty is a serious criminal offence.
Under Section 17 of the Offences against the Person Ordinance (Cap. 212), any person who unlawfully and maliciously, by any means whatsoever, wounds or causes any grievous bodily harm to any person with intent to maim, disfigure, or disable any person, or to do some other grievous bodily harm to any person shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable to imprisonment for life.
In addition, under Section 36(b) of Cap. 212, any person who assaults, resists, or wilfully obstructs any police officer in the due execution of his duty or any person acting in aid of such officer shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to imprisonment for 2 years. Under Section 63 of the Police Force Ordinance (Cap. 232), any person who assaults or resists any police officer acting in the execution of his duty, or aids or incites any person so to assault or resists shall be liable on conviction to a fine of $5,000 and to imprisonment for 6 months.