A father was sentenced to 16 months in jail at the District Court on Monday for assaulting his son with a knife last year. Photo: Nora Tam Hong Kong man who hacked son with knife in dispute over bathroom use jailed for 16 months – Judge finds a more lenient sentence appropriate given the defendant’s poor health and his otherwise clean record – The former butcher had attacked his son with the knife last year in a fit of anger after the younger man ignored his request to let him use the bathroom A father was sentenced to 16 months in jail at the District Court on Monday for assaulting his son with a knife last year. Photo: Nora Tam