City briefs

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 04 August, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 04 August, 2005, 12:00am

Woman fights for life after club pool rescue

A 68-year-old woman was fighting for her life after almost drowning in a pool at the Serenade Cove clubhouse in Tsuen Wan yesterday. The woman, surnamed Lau, was taken to Yan Chai Hospital, where she remained in critical condition last night. Police said the woman was rescued by a lifeguard at the clubhouse in Castle Peak Road about 3pm.

driver charged after pedestrians run down

A man was arrested for drink-driving after his car knocked down four pedestrians at the intersection of Tai Ho Road and Tsuen Wan Market Street, Tsuen Wan, just after midnight. Police said the three men and one woman were treated for leg injuries at Yan Chai Hospital.

About three hours later, a car and two taxis collided at the junction of Argyle Street and Sai Yee Street, Mongkok. Two women and a man were injured and taken to Kwong Wah Hospital. The driver of the car, 22, was arrested for driving without a licence. A third driver, 26, was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving when his car and a taxi collided at the Sha Tin exit of Lion Rock Tunnel just before 4am.

heroin trafficker jailed for 13 years

A drug trafficker was jailed for 13 years after being caught with 834 grams of heroin worth $267,000. The man, 36, was sentenced at the Court of First Instance. He was caught by officers of the Narcotics Bureau at the lift lobby of Shek Kuk House at Shek Wai Kok Estate, Tsuen Wan, in January.

employer arrested after hot water poured on maid

A woman was arrested for allegedly pouring hot water on the face of her domestic helper in a Lai Chi Kok Road flat during a dispute. The woman, 37, reportedly blamed her 29-year-old Indonesian maid for not feeding her four-year-old daughter in Mei Foo Sun Chuen at about 12.30pm. Police were questioning the woman last night.