In Brief

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 25 October, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 25 October, 2007, 12:00am

Mother fearing loss of welfare threatens suicide with knife

A woman who feared she might lose her monthly welfare payments locked herself in her Tin Shui Wai home yesterday and threatened to kill herself with a knife. The 38-year-old became emotional when her uncle visited the Yan Ying House flat on the Tin Yan Estate at about 11.20am. He alerted a security guard, who called police. She dropped the knife and unlocked the door when an emergency crew arrived. She was unhurt but taken to hospital for a check-up. The woman had earlier met her social worker.

Alleged bookmakers raided

Police arrested a man, 25, and his 74-year-old father, seizing soccer betting slips with a face value of HK$240,000 and computer equipment allegedly used to store betting details from a public housing flat in Ma On Shan. Officers acting on a tip-off raided the Lee Shing House flat at Lee On Estate and arrested the pair at around 10.15pm on Tuesday. The elderly man was released on bail.

Pair deny selling bird nest fakes

Two directors of Yanshan Health Foods appeared in District Court charged with supplying more than 100,000 bottles of purported bird nest products without any nest ingredients. Chen Jianying and Liang Lijuan, both 42, denied seven charges. The trial continues today.

Surgeon wins negligence appeal

A surgeon's claim for HK$1.7 million compensation over the loss of use of his arm after a prostate operation will continue after the Court of Appeal reversed a lower court decision to dismiss the case. Mr Justice Anthony Rogers, court vice-president, and two colleagues ruled the injuries suffered by Frank Yu Yu-kai were the result of negligence by anaesthetist Chan Chi-keung.

Help sought to identify body

Police are trying to identify a man whose body was found on a beach at the Disneyland phase two area on Lantau on October 12. He was aged between 30 and 40, about 1.72 metres tall, bald and weighed about 75kg. He wore a blue T-shirt with a logo 'B&L'. Anyone with information can call 2988 2330.