Help sought in finding woman, 96
Police are appealing for help from the public to find a 96-year-old woman who went missing in Yuen Long three months ago. Tang Lin, who is about 1.52 metres tall with squarish face and short grey hair, went missing after she left her Tai Tong Road flat on March 4. Anyone with information can contact the New Territories North regional missing persons unit on 2666 4499.
Man held over MTR assault
Police arrested a man for indecently assaulting a female commuter on a Central-bound MTR train on the Tung Chung line yesterday. The alleged assault happened after the suspect, 23, followed the woman, 22, when boarding at the Nam Cheong station at about 9.10am. Plainclothes officers on the train caught the man, who is being held for questioning over the incident.
Woman dies from pier jump
A woman died after jumping into the sea from the Star Ferry pier in Tsim Sha Tsui at about 10.35am. No identification was found on her. She was 1.7 metres tall, wearing a white T-shirt and thought to be aged 55. Also, a man, 84, slashed his wrists and leapt to his death from his flat in Hong Kwai House, Cheung Hong Estate, Tsing Yi, at about 5.30am. Police said a suicide note was found in the man's flat.
Detergent suicide attempt fails
A woman, 26, swallowed red wine and detergent in a suicide bid in her Yan Ying House flat, in Tin Yan Estate, Tin Shui Wai. She was found after she sent a mobile phone message to her boyfriend at about 2.25am. She was conscious when emergency crews arrived and was treated at Tuen Mun Hospital.
Cement bags cause accident
A motorcyclist suffered minor leg injuries when he swerved to avoid bags of cement and crashed in Kwai Chung Road at about 6.30am. The man, 48, told police that two bags had fallen from a delivery truck that did not stop. He was treated at Princess Margaret Hospital.
Road closed by truck crash
A Tsuen Wan-bound section of Lung Cheung Road in Shek Kip Mei was closed to traffic for about 21/2 hours after a truck crashed into railings, blocking the carriageway at about 12.35pm. Police said the road was re-opened at about 2pm after the truck was towed away. The unhurt driver, 34, told police that he lost control while swerving to avoid a car.
No one won first first prize in last night's draw. The numbers were 2, 17, 24, 32, 35 and 47. The extra number was 34. Four tickets each won second prize of HK$418,335. Third prize paid HK$45,070.