City Briefs

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 05 June, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 05 June, 2003, 12:00am
 

HUMAN BONES FOUND ON THE PEAK BY JOGGER


Police pathologists are trying to unravel the mystery surrounding human bones which were found on The Peak yesterday. An expatriate jogger came across the bones on a path off Harlech Road at about 12.50pm. Police officers cordoned off the area as they searched for clues into the bones' origin. Pathologists have yet to determined the age or sex of the person.


SPITTER ARRESTED FOR GIVING OFFICER THE SLIP


A middle-aged man was arrested for trying to flee from a Food and Environmental Hygiene Department officer who was about to issue him with a summons for spitting in North Point yesterday. The officer, 50, chased and caught the 56-year-old man after a brief struggle on Java Road. The officer suffered minor hand injuries in the struggle was treated and discharged from Eastern Hospital.


PARENTS ARRESTED FOR LEAVING BABY IN FLAT


A couple was arrested for allegedly leaving their six-month-old daughter unattended in their Shanghai Street flat in Mongkok. The man, 36, and his 27-year-old wife were each released on $1,000 bail and ordered to report back to police in three weeks. Neighbours heard a baby girl constantly crying in the flat from 8am to 10am and alerted police. Firemen broke open the door and found the baby girl alone on a bed.


JOHN WOO RETROSPECTIVE TO BE SCREENED IN TORONTO


The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Canada and the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto will jointly present a Hong Kong film festival in Toronto starting late this month. It will showcase seven films directed by world-renowned Hong Kong director John Woo.


OUTDOOR GAMBLERS DETAINED IN YAU MA TEI


Five men were arrested for allegedly gambling on fan tan (Chinese dominoes) at a sitting out area on Public Square Street, Yau Ma Tei. Cash totalling $2,600 and gambling paraphernalia were also seized. The men, aged between 26 and 50, were released on bail.


MAN HIT BY TAXI WHILE RUSHING FOR FESTIVAL DIP


A man hurrying to the Jordan Valley swimming pool for a traditional dip during the Dragon Boat Festival was knocked down by a taxi while crossing Chun Wah Road in Ngau Chi Wan. Tai Wai-kwong, 32, sustained leg and arm injuries and was taken to United Christian Hospital.


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