City Briefs

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 27 December, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 27 December, 2006, 12:00am

Facelift at estate to cater for elderly

The 48-year-old Sai Wan Estate in Kennedy Town will be renovated to cater for the ageing population. The Housing Department will spend HK$13.4 million in a two-year project starting in the new year. The proposed work includes a health track with elderly fitness exercise equipment and improved security facilities with CCTV installed at the entrances. An examination has confirmed that all five blocks, of between 10 and 14 storeys, are structurally safe and could be used for the next 15 years.

club manager suspected of bookmaking

Police arrested a man in charge of a nightclub on suspicion of bookmaking for horse racing and soccer. The man, surnamed Yeung, 41, allegedly received stakes from customers in his club on Nathan Road, Mong Kok. Police believe he had been running the business for six months. They seized a computer, two mobile phones and horse betting records amounting to HK$240,000. Soccer betting records were also seized.

decayed body found

The decayed body of a woman, surnamed Tsang, 41, was found in a house in Shek Po Tsuen, Tin Shui Wai. Police received a call from the house's owner who went to visit at about 3pm. Yuen Long district crime squad is investigating.