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PUBLISHED : Sunday, 10 June, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 10 June, 2007, 12:00am

Apple Daily sued for HK$162m over alleged breach of contract


Apple Daily and its owner Jimmy Lai Chee-ying are being sued for HK$162.2 million over the construction of the paper's print shop in Tseung Kwan O. UDL Contracting claimed in a writ filed in the High Court on Friday that Apple Daily Publishing and Mr Lai caused it to incur a loss of HK$162,280,836 by breaching the contract covering construction of the press facility. The company claims that due to misrepresentations made on behalf of Apple it prematurely relinquished possession of the buildings. The writ alleges that Mr Lai caused Apple to breach undertakings it had made in regard to the company being allowed to move into the premises ahead of schedule. The loss had come about because of Apple's failure to honour those agreements.


Woman trapped under vehicle


Garage workers lifted a cement truck with jacks to free an elderly woman who was knocked down in Yau Tong yesterday morning. The woman, 64, was knocked over and her left leg trapped under the right front wheel of the vehicle in Ko Fai Road at about 11.15am. Workers from a nearby garage managed to free her before an emergency crew arrived. She was treated at United Christian Hospital.


Pedestrians shot with air gun


Two pedestrians were injured by air gun pellets while walking near a park in Nga Ying Chau Street, Tsing Yi, at about 1am. The men, aged 19 and 55, were taken to Princess Margaret Hospital for treatment. Three air gun pellets were found at the scene.


Taxi driver injured in Mong Kok


A taxi driver inspecting the front of his vehicle sustained head injuries when a car ran in to the back of his vehicle in Mong Kok. The driver, 52, was taken to Kwong Wah Hospital in a stable condition after the accident in Boundary Street about 5am. The driver of the second car, aged 48, was arrested for drink-driving after he failed a breathalyser test. He has been released on HK$5,000 bail.


Hikers airlifted to safety


Two hikers were airlifted to the Government Flying Service headquarters at the airport after losing their way near the top of Kowloon Peak about 1pm. The man, 60, and a woman, 54, were unhurt.


Body of missing man recovered


The skeleton of an 81-year-old man who went missing in Tsuen Wan in July was found hidden in deep grass on a construction site in Sham Shui Po. A 40-year-old foreman in charge of the site near Fu Shing House, Fu Cheong Estate, called police at about 2pm after a cleaner found some suspicious remains. Investigators recovered the identity card of the man, surnamed Leung.


Jockey Club employee killed


A Jockey Club employee died after being hit by a taxi outside the Sha Tin racecourse. The woman, 54, was crossing a street outside the racecourse on her way to work when the accident happened about 11.45am. She was taken to Prince of Wales Hospital, where doctors declared her dead at 12.09pm. Police are appealing for witnesses to contact them on 3661 1345 or 3661 1348.


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