British trader arrested in Hong Kong after £380,000 Ferrari hits and kills security guard

Rob Ebert was held on suspicion of dangerous driving and causing death, but has not been charged

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A British trader has been arrested in Hong Kong after his £380,000 Ferrari hit and killed a security guard.

Rob Ebert, head of Asian equities trading for Deutsche Bank in Hong Kong, was held on suspicion of dangerous driving and causing death, but has not been charged. Police said they are investigating the accident in the Yau Ma Tei district of the former colony on Tuesday that resulted in the death of the 53-year-old man, according to a statement.

A car driven by a 48-year-old “foreign man” collided with another car as it was entering a car park, before hitting barriers and the victim.

Reports in the South China Morning Post said that the trader’s black Ferrari 458 Spider was impounded in a government vehicle plant in Ho Man Tin.

The crash happened at the ground-floor entrance of a car park on the Kowloon peninsula. A police source told the paper: “We are investigating whether the car was driving beyond the speed limit of 30km per hour at the time of the accident.”

Mr Ebert has been granted police bail.

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