Chinese healer arrested over Sydney boy's alleged 'slap therapy' death

A so called Chinese self healer, who conducted ‘slapping therapy’ seminars, has been arrested in London over the death of a six-year-old Sydney boy.

Hongchi Xiao should be sent back to Sydney within the next few weeks after Australian authorities finalise his extradition papers.

It’s expected he’ll then be charged with manslaughter.

Now he’s wanted over the death of the young diabetic boy who allegedly died a few days after attending Xiao’s alternative medicine seminars in Hurstville in April 2015.

Mr Xiao operated
Mr Xiao operated
During the course, people were taught slapping therapy, where participants were slapped to the point of bruising. Source: 7 News
During the course, people were taught slapping therapy, where participants were slapped to the point of bruising. Source: 7 News

During the course, people were taught slapping therapy, where participants were slapped to the point of bruising.

At the urging of NSW Police, British detectives arrested Xiao when he flew into Heathrow Airport on Anzac Day.

He was refused bail at Westminster Court on Monday and will remain behind bars until his extradition.

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