In Brief

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 07 October, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 07 October, 2007, 12:00am

Driver dies in truck crash

A driver was killed when his container truck crashed onto its side in Tuen Mun Road yesterday. Mak Man-tat, 23, was negotiating a right-hand bend on the slip road from Wong Chu Road when the accident happened shortly before 3pm. He was trapped in the cabin and declared dead at the scene. Police are asking any witnesses to call 26753325.

Boy found on estate identified

A boy who was found unconscious on Pak Tin Estate, Shek Kip Mei, on Thursday has been identified as 12-year-old Yuen Tak-ho, police said. His parents were located after police appealed for help. Tak-ho was in critical condition in Princess Margaret Hospital after what police believe was a blow to his head.

Reversing minibus hits woman

A 60-year-old woman was in serious condition in Yan Chai Hospital last night after a minibus reversed into her on Cheung Shan Estate Road West in Tsuen Wan at 2.25pm. Police said the driver, 70, passed a breathalyser test.

HK$200,000 ketamine haul

A man, 18, was in custody last night after police found him with HK$200,000 worth of ketamine. A tip-off led officers to the suspect at Ching Wai House, Cheung Ching Estate, in Tsing Yi at 11.55pm on Friday. In a separate case, officers arrested two men and a woman and seized 100 grams of what they suspected to be cocaine and a small quantity of cannabis in a Sha Tsui Road home in Tsuen Wan.

Taxi driver prevents suicide

A woman attempting suicide ran into the path of a taxi in Yau Ma Tei, but the driver stopped in time. The 31-year-old had taken sleeping pills and cut her right wrist before running into the junction of Shanghai and Market streets at 1.55am. She was treated at Kwong Wah Hospital.

Maid plunges to death

A 50-year-old Filipino maid plunged 13 floors to her death while cleaning windows last night. Police said the woman was cleaning windows inside a flat on Shau Kei Wan Main Street East at 5.30 pm. An initial investigation found she was removing the window's security bars and may have lost her balance.

II arrested after shop robbery

Police arrested an illegal immigrant from the mainland in Lau Fau Shan after a convenience store was robbed of HK$2,000 in Tin Chak Estate in Tin Shui Wai. The man, 27, was being held for questioning.