In Brief

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 27 March, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 27 March, 2007, 12:00am

Elderly woman hit by taxi

An 81-year-old woman was hit by a taxi at the junction of Fat Kwong Street and Sheung Shing Street, Ho Man Tin, at 9am yesterday. She was treated at Kwong Wah Hospital. Meanwhile, police are appealing for information on another accident in which a 69-year-old woman was killed in Ho Man Tin two weeks ago. The woman was knocked down by a taxi as she was crossing Fat Kwong Street at about 11.30pm on March 14. She died on March 19. Anyone with information should call police on 2773 5258 or 2773 5220.

Mainlander dies in harbour leap

A 77-year-old mainland visitor died after leaping into Victoria Harbour from the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront early yesterday. The man left his wife, 54, also from the mainland, when she fell asleep in a McDonald's restaurant in Salisbury Road before dawn. Police were called in when his wife woke up at 5.55am and found a suicide note. He was declared dead at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Dick Lee on youth body

The government announced the appointment of Joseph Lee Chung-tak as chairman of the Commission on Youth for two years from April 1. It also appointed six new members, including recently retired police commissioner Dick Lee Ming-kwai, and reappointed nine serving members. It was also announced that Pang King-chee was to be reappointed chairman of the Committee on the Promotion of Civic Education.

37 caught in gambling raid

Police arrested 37 people and seized HK$23,000 in cash in an anti-gambling raid in Yuen Long. The 27 men and 10 women, aged between 29 and 60, were found playing mahjong when officers raided a Pau Chung Street flat in Ma Tau Kok at 12.30am. Police said they were still being questioned.

Police seek accident driver

Police are looking for a motorist whose car was found abandoned outside Polytechnic University in Hong Chong Road, Hung Hom, after a crash at about 4.30am. The car was damaged and an initial investigation showed it had crashed into railings.

More powder found in letters

Police found two letters containing white powder in a company's office in Central. The discovery came after 29 letters at the General Post Office were found to contain an unidentified powder in a criminal intimidation case on Sunday.