Girls aged 12 to 14 slash wrists at shopping centre
Three schoolgirls aged between 12 and 14 slashed their wrists with a paper cutter in Kwai Chung yesterday because they were depressed over their poor academic performance, police said. The three injured themselves at a shopping centre in Kwai Shing East Estate, on Kwai Luen Road, at about 2.30pm. One girl is a Primary Six student and the other two are in Form One. They were taken to Princess Margaret Hospital in stable condition.
Taxi passenger kidnapped
A 36-year-old Hong Kong man was kidnapped, assaulted and robbed of HK$1,000 and two mobile phones in Shenzhen after he jumped into an unlicensed taxi at about 10pm on Wednesday. Police said he was assaulted by several men in the taxi and held for two hours.
Man faces court after seizure of cannabis haul
Customs officers raided a greenhouse in an industrial building in Fo Tan on Wednesday, arresting a 38-year-old man and seizing 267 potted cannabis plants and 2.3kg of cannabis. A police spokesman said officers found a further 1.4kg of cannabis at the man's home. Police said the haul would be worth about HK$410,000 if sold on the street. The man will appear in Sha Tin Court today charged with one count of cultivation of cannabis plants and one of trafficking in a dangerous drug.
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