City Briefs

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 01 June, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 01 June, 2005, 12:00am

Mainlander arrested for chopping incense tree

A mainland visitor who arrived in Hong Kong on Monday was arrested for allegedly stealing wood cut from an incense tree in Tai Po Kau Nature Reserve in Tai Po yesterday afternoon. Police were called when two men were spotted chopping an incense tree at 3pm. Officers intercepted a 47-year-old man - a two-way permit holder - on a nature trail, and seized tools and a bag of chopped wood. They were still looking for the other man.

Man attacked, robbed in row over girl

A man was assaulted and robbed of $2,500 and a mobile phone in an attack by four or five youngsters in Victoria Park in an apparent dispute over a 15-year-old girl he met through ICQ. The man, 18, was called to meet the gang in the park, where he was punched and pushed to the ground. He was treated at Ruttonjee Hospital.

16 gamblers arrested

Sixteen people were arrested for gambling in a park at the junction of Shanghai Street and Ning Po Street, Yau Ma Tei. Officers seized $1,000 in cash and gambling paraphernalia. Officers said the 14 men and two women, aged 20 to 58, were playing pai kau.

forced landing

A private helicopter landed on grass near the Chong Hing Water Sports Centre, Sai Kung, at noon after having a directional control problem while flying over the High Island Reservoir. The pilot was the only person on board.

Drug arrest

A 25-year-old woman was arrested outside the Wan Chai ferry pier in Convention Avenue after police found two packets suspected of containing the party drug Ice.

Mark Six

No one won the first prize in last night's draw. The numbers were 11, 16, 17, 19, 24 and 43. The extra number was 13. Two tickets each won second prize of $1,084,645. Third prize paid $48,205.