City Briefs

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 19 December, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 19 December, 2006, 12:00am

Teenager arrested after kicking mother in face

A 14-year-old boy was arrested for kicking his 48-year-old mother in the face at their Kwai Chung home yesterday. Police said the pair had had an argument over money in a public rental flat on the Shek Yam Estate. During the fracas he broke a teapot and injured his hand. His father called the police, while the boy went to the rooftop and threatened to jump. A police negotiator talked him down and then he was taken to Princess Margaret Hospital. His mother was taken to Yan Chai Hospital.

Three held in illegal slaughterhouse raid

Three men have been arrested for allegedly running an illegal slaughterhouse in Yuen Long. Acting on a tip-off, police and officers from the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department found the slaughterhouse located in Pak Sha Tsuen at 5am. Carcasses of pigs were found and the three men, who were working inside the house, were arrested. Officers believed that pork would be sold to illegal vendors in the area.

Restaurant ordered to suspend business

A restaurant in Causeway Bay was ordered to suspend business for 14 days by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department for repeated violations of the Food Business Regulation. The restaurant, at 16 Wun Sha Street, will not be able to operate until December 31. It had already been suspended for seven days last month.

Supermarket boss jailed

A ParknShop supervisor has been jailed for five months by a Kwun Tong court. Chan Kai-ming, 37, was earlier convicted of bribery for accepting three trips to Macau with travel and hotel expenses paid by a meat supplier.

Hundreds wait for organs

Only 296 organ donations were made in the first nine months of the year, although there are 2,000 patients on various organ waiting lists. Among these, 1,400 are waiting for a liver.