City Briefs

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 29 September, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 29 September, 2004, 12:00am

Denied entry, man tries to hang himself at airport

A visitor from Cameroon tried to kill himself while in detention at the airport yesterday after being refused entry by immigration officials.

The 21-year-old used a leather belt to try to hang himself some 13 hours after arriving on a flight from the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. He was found semi-conscious by an immigration officer and taken to Princess Margaret Hospital, where he was in a stable condition.

gang smashes computers in raid on cybercafe

Four suspected gangsters, armed with hammers, smashed 11 computer screens and damaged a soft-drink vending machine in front of three clients and an employee at a cybercafe in Kowloon City. The men, who wore masks, embarked on their rampage at the premises in Ma Tau Wai Road about 3am, and fled before police arrived. Police suspect the attack was linked to extortion.

villagers hassle police during drug arrest

More than 30 villagers in Sheung Shui surrounded 10 police officers when they arrested a man for alleged drug trafficking late on Monday. Reinforcements, including the Police Tactical Unit, were called to clear the villagers after they refused to disperse and shouted at the officers who arrested a 23-year-old.

The suspect was later escorted back to his house, where 880 grams of ketamine, and drug equipment, were seized.

suicide over relationship

A 35-year-old man leapt to his death in front of his girlfriend, 23, after they argued over their relationship. He plunged out of a window of his 12th-floor flat in Yuk Wah Street, Tsz Wan Shan, and was declared dead at the scene.

Mark Six

There was one winner of the $10,351,655 first prize in last night's draw. The numbers were 22, 28, 31, 36, 39, 49. The extra number was 32. Three tickets each won second prize of $594,625. Third prize paid $25,035.