Institute gets quota back
The University Grants Committee has told the Institute of Education it can restore places for arts, music and physical education teaching in its 2008-09 full-time bachelor of education programme, a source familiar with the situation has revealed. The subjects had originally been given a zero quota by the committee, prompting protests by staff and students.
II arrested over burglary
An illegal immigrant was caught after breaking into a kindergarten in Kowloon Tong. Police ambushed the suspect at Cumberland Road after reports of a burglary in the area. They saw the 30-year-old man emerging from the kindergarten at about 1pm with food and a clock believed to be the kindergarten's.
Body pulled from sea
A man drowned after jumping into the sea off Yau Tong typhoon shelter. Police received a call for help at about 8.30am after a passer-by saw the 36-year-old man, surnamed Ho, jump into the water off Cha Kwo Ling Road. The man was confirmed dead at the scene and police said there were no suspicious circumstances.
Woman fighting for her life
A 22-year-old Wong Tai Sin woman was in critical condition in Queen Elizabeth Hospital after she fed herself and her two-year-old son antiseptic following a family dispute. The boy's condition was stable.
Vandals damage 26 vehicles
Twenty six vehicles were vandalised with corrosive liquid at a car park in Wo Heung Road, Sheung Shui. Police are still trying to contact the vehicles' owners.
Two held over market brawl
Police arrested two men who were involved in a fight in Sheung Shui at about 2am yesterday. The two men were having a late supper at a wet market in Wo Mun Street when the fight erupted. Police said the pair had a dispute after drinking alcohol. A 51-year-old man attacked a 47-year-old man with a knife, and the younger man fought back with a broken bottle. Both were admitted to North District Hospital.