In Brief

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 07 January, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 07 January, 2007, 12:00am

Man attempts suicide after punching daughter

A man arrested for assaulting his daughter, 19, was being treated for head injuries in hospital last night after ramming his head against the wall of his cell in an apparent suicide bid in Sau Mau Ping police station. Police said he quarrelled with his daughter soon after midnight in their unit in Hong Ning Road, Kwun Tong. 'The dispute erupted as the man kept changing TV channels. In the heat of argument, he grabbed her hair and punched her,' a police spokeswoman said. He was arrested when his daughter called police. She was treated for facial injuries at United Christian Hospital. He was sent to the same hospital for treatment.

Policeman hit by drunk passenger

A policeman was sent to hospital after being punched by a drunk man in Central. The man, 26, got in a taxi at the junction of Ice House Street and Des Voeux Road at 1.30am but he did not tell the driver, 51, where to go. He was then driven to a police report centre in Queen's Road. When the constable came out to investigate, the drunk man punched him. He was overpowered and arrested. Both men were taken to Queen Mary Hospital for treatment.

School meals still short on vegetables

Lunchboxes served at primary schools contained an average of 71 grams of vegetables, less than the 90 grams recommended by nutritionists, according to a Chinese University study. But the study, for which 500 pupils were interviewed, also found that salt and fat levels had been halved, compared with a similar study in 2004.

Border form abolished

The Ministry of Public Security has abolished a requirement for Chinese citizens to fill in entry forms when they arrive at border checkpoints on their way back into the mainland.

Triple trio pay hits $45m

The triple trio payout for today's race meeting at Sha Tin is expected to reach HK$45 million, the Jockey Club said.