Shek O

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PUBLISHED : Monday, 20 September, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 20 September, 2004, 12:00am


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Alleged wife-beater pulls knife on police

An alleged wife-beater was arrested after he threatened police with a knife. Police said the 31-year-old man had punched his wife and hit her with a stool after he came home drunk. Two officers went to their flat in Kai Ming Street, To Kwa Wan. But the man pulled a knife and kicked one of them after his weapon was knocked away. The other officer subdued the man with pepper spray. The couple and the kicked officer were treated at hospital.

One in three children get no affection at home

About a third of 2000 New Territories children surveyed said their parents had not shown them affection in the past three months - but 84 per cent said they did not mind. Survey organisers expressed concern about the children, saying they were more vulnerable to problems such as dropping out of school or running away.

sports car left hanging over slope after crash

A Porsche spun out of control near Shek O and almost went down a slope. The car was travelling along Tai Tam Road towards Chai Wan when the driver lost control about 4.30am. The car veered off the road and hit a tree. The vehicle was left on a kerb with half of it hanging off the slope. The 28-year-old driver was not injured and passed a breathalyser test.

Youths spending fortune on football gambling

About 20 per cent of young people have gambled on football since it was legalised last year. About 800 youths, aged between 15 and 21, were questioned and about 60 per cent of those who gambled said they had spent up to a fifth of their pocket money on bets. The Caritas centre said the results showed the government's anti-gambling campaign had been ineffective.

Whale carcass beached

The decomposing body of a six-metre-long baleen whale was dragged from the sea to Rocky Bay Beach in Shek O for disposal yesterday.