Police use pepper spray on man after assault
A police officer used pepper spray to subdue a man who resisted arrest in Kowloon City yesterday. When officers stopped the 36-year-old for routine questioning in Hok Ling Street just before 10.30am, he was found to be carrying a Ghanaian passport that did not belong to him. When they tried to arrest him, the man tried to punch a sergeant, who used the pepper spray, police said. The man was sent to hospital for treatment.
Nine hurt in two traffic accidents
Nine people were injured in two traffic accidents in Tai Chung Kiu Road, Sha Tin. Two drivers and two passengers were injured when a taxi suspected of jumping a red light collided with another cab at the junction with Sha Tin Rural Committee Road at 11.30pm on Monday. An hour later, about 800 metres away, a driver and four passengers were injured when their car rammed the back of a taxi at the junction with Fo Tan Road.
$2.1m in cigarettes seized
Customs officers seized smuggled cigarettes worth $2.1 million and arrested five people aged 21 to 64 in two operations at Kwai Chung and North Point. The officers also found $90,000 worth of suspected pirated discs and impounded two goods vehicles.
$7.9M in disaster grants
The government approved $7.9 million in grants from the Disaster Relief Fund to three relief agencies for projects in earthquake-hit Indonesia. Oxfam Hong Kong will receive $2.4 million, the Salvation Army $3.3 million and World Vision Hong Kong $2.2 million.
Patients, staff fall ill
Five patients aged 54 to 91 at Yan Chai Hospital and two staff have fallen ill with vomiting and diarrhoea since last Thursday. The patients are in stable condition and in isolation rooms. The staff are on sick leave.
Woman hit by taxi
A 40-year-old woman was in a serious condition in Queen Elizabeth Hospital after she was hit by a taxi when she dashed out from the pavement at the corner of Ma Tau Wai Road and Tokwawan Road, Hunghom, at 3.30am.
No ticket won the first or second prize in last night's draw. The numbers were 2, 6, 17, 33, 42 and 45. The extra number was 13. Eighty-three tickets won third prize which paid $51,435.