Missing HK student found alive and well in the US
Student Jessica Lo Hiu-tung, 19, whose failure to board her flight home to Hong Kong last Wednesday prompted a huge police hunt in California and public appeals by her family, has been found alive and well in the United States. Lo made an apology on her Facebook page, where she said: 'I am still in the states, well and safe.' She said she owed a lot of people an explanation but did not want to talk to anyone right now. 'I apologise for all the troubles I caused. This is all my fault,' she wrote on Facebook. The San Diego Mesa College graduate was reported missing by her family last Wednesday after she failed to arrive on her scheduled flight. US television news reports said San Diego police did not release details of how or where Lo was found.
CPPCC member pleads not guilty to vote-rigging
Fong Kei-wah, a member of the Guangzhou committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, pleaded not guilty in Eastern Court yesterday to one count of vote-rigging. The 49-year-old Guangzhou resident is accused of providing a false address in Eastern district and voting in last year's district council election. A pre-trial review will take place next month. The prosecution plans to call 18 witnesses, including polling station staff and election officers.
Police explode Japanese shell in North Point
An unexploded Japanese artillery shell from the second world war was unearthed at a construction site in North Point yesterday. Police said the shell, 15cm in diameter, was unstable and was detonated by the bomb squad in a controlled explosion on the site. Workers digging an underground car park off King Ming Road discovered the shell at about 11am. More than 200 people were evacuated and a section of the Island Eastern Corridor was closed from 2.30pm to 3.30pm.
Hunt for man accused of rape by ex-girlfriend
Police were searching for a 27-year-old man last night after his 31-year-old former girlfriend reported he had raped her in a Tsing Yi flat.