City Briefs

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 29 March, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 29 March, 2005, 12:00am

Domestic helper jumps from Western footbridge

A domestic helper jumped from a footbridge in Western in a failed suicide bid yesterday. The 25-year-old Indonesian woman was seen climbing over railings and jumping from the footbridge in Connaught Road West near the junction of Eastern Street at about 10.30am. Her suitcase was found on the footbridge. She regained consciousness at Queen Mary Hospital and was in a stable condition last night. Police said the woman was having marital problems. She ended the contract with her employer on Friday.

Three teens arrested after robbing girl

Three teenagers were arrested for robbing a 15-year-old girl of a mobile phone worth about $2,500 in Cheung Sha Wan. Four boys stopped the girl in Po On Road near Lei Cheng Uk Estate about 12.30am, police said. She was not hurt. Officers later arrested three boys aged between 15 and 17 in the estate and recovered the phone. A fourth suspect, 17, was still at large.

Man leaps to his death, another hangs himself

Two men died in separate suicides in Kwai Chung and To Kwa Wan. A 32-year-old man was found hanging in the family unit in Kwai Shing West Estate by his mother about 8.30am when she returned from a mainland trip. He recently broke up with his girlfriend. And 30 minutes later, a 37-year-old man with a history of mental illness plunged to his death from the roof of a 13-storey residential building in Ma Hang Chung Road.

Man survives car crash

A motorist escaped serious injury when his car ploughed into a cement road divider and lamp post in Island Eastern Corridor in Shau Kei Wan at 2am. The man, 22, passed a breathalyser test after the crash. He was in a stable condition at Eastern Hospital.

Holiday exodus reverses

More than 210,000 people returned to Hong Kong via land and sea by 5pm on the last day of the Easter holidays. The Lowu checkpoint was the busiest, with nearly 100,000 people passing through. Another surge of returnees is expected after the Ching Ming Festival on April 5.