Police in south China's Guangdong Province handed over a suspect, in connection with an attack on a British lawyer there in 2009, to Hong Kong authorities on Monday.
The Hong Kong resident was allegedly one of a group who paid others to attack Neil Mitchell on Oct. 27, 2009 outside Wan Chai district court in Hong Hong.
Two men threw corrosive liquid at Mitchell, injuring his face and left eye. Hong Hong police arrested 17 suspects in the region and two others with the help of mainland police, but the main suspect fled.
Guangdong police captured the current suspect in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
He was delivered to Hong Hong via Huanggang Port in Shenzhen. He is the 175th suspect who Guangdong police have transferred to Hong Kong since 2000.