City briefs

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 25 March, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 25 March, 2004, 12:00am

Shotgun and handcuffs found in empty shop

A shotgun and a pair of handcuffs were discovered in a vacant shop in Kowloon City yesterday. Police were called to the second-floor unit in the Hing Wah Centre, To Kwa Wan Road, at about 1.30pm. A solicitor, 29, went to check the unit for a client and found the weapons.

2 pedestrians hurt after car crashes into bus stop

Two pedestrians were seriously injured when a car crashed into a bus stop in Mongkok. A man, 34, and a woman, 49, were waiting at the bus stop when the yellow Toyota MR2 driven by a man, 25, went out of control in the Shamshuipo-bound lane of Nathan Road just after 6am. After hitting the two, the car slammed into the metal gate of a jeweler's shop. The motorist was unhurt and passed a breathalyser test.

two teenagers arrested for robbing taxi driver

Two teenagers aged 14 and 19 were arrested for robbing a taxi driver of a waist bag containing $270 in Choi Hung. Two young people flagged down a cab in Mongkok at about 2am. When it arrived in Fung Shing Street, the two youngsters attacked the driver, 52, and escaped with the money. Police caught the youngsters in the nearby Choi Wan Estate.

11 held after 10-hour raid on 31 nightclubs

Eleven people were rounded up when over 100 police officers raided 31 nightclubs, discos and pubs in Yau Ma Tei and Tsim Sha Tsui in a 10-hour operation. A small quantity of the illegal party drug ketamine was seized. Eight women and three men, aged between 19 and 27, were held. Two of the women were arrested for using bogus identification documents and the others for possession of dangerous drugs.

three men arrested for smuggling chilled ducks

Police arrested three men and seized 395 boxes of smuggled chilled ducks in a Tin Shui Wai car park yesterday afternoon. The seizure is estimated to be worth about $125,000. The three men were being held for questioning last night.