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Shanghai cops compensate wrongly arrested

SHNANGHAI police have apologized to and compensated a Chongqing Municipality resident who had been mistakenly detained by police.

Zhang Bing (not real name), 42, has been paid 6,000 yuan (US$880) compensation, today's Chongqing Morning Post reported.

Zhang was detained by officers from Chongqing police's Beifu branch last Thursday as the officers said he was wanted by Shanghai police over an assault in 2007 and causing social disorder, he told the newspaper.

Zhang insisted he had been wronged as he had never been to Shanghai. He had been running a restaurant in eastern China's Fujian Province since 2004.

Two days later, Zhang was released as three Shanghai police officers said he wasn't the man they wanted.

Zhang shared the same name with the suspect and the Shanghai police had mistakenly attached his photo to the wanted poster on the police's online hunt platform.

The police apologized to Zhang and his family and paid him 6,000 yuan.

The police are still hunting for the wanted suspect.

The wanted suspect was collecting debts with another man in 2007 when he broke the other man's legs.


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