Three teenagers accused of hurling five petrol bombs at a Hong Kong police station two days ago were remanded by a court on Friday.
Tuen Mun Court heard that Form Five students Tsang Wa-kwan and Lo Nip-fung, both 18, had each thrown two bombs to Tai Po Police Station in the early hours of Wednesday, before they were arrested by officers at the scene.
At a park 500m away from the station, officers stopped the third defendant, 16-year-old Form Three pupil Kwok Hoi-dick, whom they believed threw the fifth bomb.
The trio, who go to the same secondary school in the northeast residential town, were jointly charged with one count of arson.
Separately, Tsang and Lo each faced one count of assaulting a police officer which they are accused of doing while being arrested. They were not required to enter a plea.
Acting Principal Magistrate Cheung Kit-yee denied their bail applications following prosecutors' objections. Lawyers for Tsang and Kwok said they would renew their applications in Fanling Court next Tuesday.
All three are scheduled to appear in Fanling Court on May 28.
Police premises have become a frequent target for anti-government protesters since civil unrest broke out last June over a now-withdrawn extradition bill.
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