Partial lunar eclipse for southwest stargazers
Stargazers in the southwest of Hong Kong will be able to see a 'relatively long' partial eclipse of the moon in the early hours of Friday, weather permitting. The lunar phenomenon will occur from 2.05am to 3.38am and the peak of the eclipse will be 2.51am. Good spots to watch are Tai O, Tuen Mun, Cheung Chau and Lamma Island, or any other place in the southwest with an unobstructed view.
Car passengers robbed at knifepoint
Police are hunting for a gang that robbed the occupants of two cars in Lower Shing Mun Road in Sha Tin shortly after midnight. Four men - two with knives - stole six mobile phones, bank cards, HK$3,800 in cash and a gold necklace from their six victims. Police suspect the gang were from the mainland because they spoke Putonghua.
Community service over bogus US$1m certificate
A 53-year-old man was sentenced to 120 hours of community service at Tsuen Wan Court for using a false instrument. The court heard the man presented a US Silver Certificate with a face value of US$1 million to a bank in Chung On Street, Tsuen Wan, and requested an exchange on November 10 last year. Staff were suspicious and called police.
Drink-driving suspected after car hits lamppost
An alleged drink-driver and his two female passengers were injured when his car spun out of control, toppled and skidded into a lamppost in Tuen Mun Road near Siu Lam, Tuen Mun, at about 3.30am. The man, 25, who had been released on bail of $5,000, and two women aged 19 and 27 were taken to hospital for minor injuries.
Two tickets each won first prize of $6,081,615 in last night's draw. The numbers were 4, 8, 14, 22, 41 and 48. The extra number was 39. Two tickets each won second prize of $953,800. Third prize paid $35,325.