In Brief

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 04 May, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 04 May, 2004, 12:00am

Teen in standoff after threatening self-injury

A runaway girl, 15, threatened to injure herself with knives and set a flat ablaze in an hour-long standoff with police in Tai Po yesterday. The girl, who returned home on Saturday after being reported missing last week, ran riot in her parent's flat in Fu Nga House, Fu Shin Estate, Tai Po, when her mother tried to take her to a police station to report her return. The mother called police when her daughter picked up several knives and threatened to injure herself. A female friend, 15, was called in and persuaded the girl to end the standoff.

Man detained over alleged wife-beating

A man, 37, was arrested for allegedly beating his wife in the couple's apartment in Happy Valley. The alleged assault happened when the woman, 29, tried to stop her husband leaving the flat in Broadwood Road. Police said the woman suffered bruises to her forehead, neck and abdomen.

motorcycle crash leaves pair critically injured

A motorcyclist, 21, and his woman passenger, 20, were fighting for their lives in Queen Elizabeth Hospital last night after his vehicle crashed in Ho Man Tin. The man, 21, lost control of a motorcycle on Princess Margaret Road just before 3am and it slammed into a traffic sign.

Trio arrested over haul of stolen bicycles

Police arrested three suspected thieves, including two 17-year-old youths, and recovered five stolen bicycles from a truck in Wan Chai. They intercepted a man, 24, and two teenagers as they were loading a bicycle into a truck in Wood Road at about 4am. Four other bicycles were found on the truck. The three suspects were being held for questioning.