In Brief

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 07 June, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 07 June, 2007, 12:00am

Toddler swallows cleaning agent

An 18-month-old girl suffered burns to her mouth, head and leg yesterday when she swallowed caustic soda flakes while her mother was doing housework. The girl was in a stable condition last night. Her 24-year-old mother said she was alerted by the girl's cries when she was hanging clothes in the kitchen of their Nam Yiu House flat, on the Nam Shan Estate in Shek Kip Mei. Police classified the case as suspected child neglect.

15 arrests in anti-vice operation

Police arrested four local men and 11 mainland women in a 6?-hour anti-vice operation in Mong Kok which ended at 1.30am. A policeman, 42, suffered a head injury when one of the women attacked him with her high-heeled shoe. Police said the women were arrested for breaching their condition of stay.

Officer hit during ID check

A man rammed his head against a wall and hit a policeman in a stop-and-search in Sheung Shui. When asked to produce his identity card in Sun Fat Street at 4.55am, the 24-year-old threw it to the ground. He then hit his head against a wall and punched a constable.

Police warn harbour swimmer

Police warned a 55-year-old man who jumped into Victoria Harbour for a swim. The man dived in from the Salisbury Road waterfront in Tsim Sha Tsui at 7am. A passer-by feared he was committing suicide and called police.

Shopkeeper, 78, stabbed in face

The 78-year-old owner of a second-hand-watch store suffered a serious knife wound to his face as he struggled with three men who tried to rob his Kowloon City shop.

Rise in technology crimes

The increasing popularity of the internet and online games have fuelled a rise in technology crimes. From 2004 to 2006, there were 560, 653 and 741 such cases respectively.