In Brief

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 06 March, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 06 March, 2008, 12:00am

Elderly US tourist found dead

An elderly American with heart problems died in a room of a partitioned flat in Tsuen Wan. Police said there were no suspicious circumstances. The tourist, surnamed Ballard and aged 64, was found sitting unconscious on a chair in the flat in the Cheong Wah Building on Castle Peak Road by his co-tenant, 22, late on Tuesday. Paramedics certified him dead.

Drink-drive arrest after crash

A driver, 37, was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after he crashed his Mercedes-Benz into a hillside in Lion Rock Tunnel Road, Sha Tin, early yesterday. Firemen had to free the driver, who was in stable condition in hospital. He was given police bail of HK$5,000.

Man assaults MTR employees

Police arrested a man, 45, for assaulting two MTR staff at Fanling train station. A scuffle broke out when one employee, 27, asked to see his ticket and was kicked. Other staff overpowered the man. The employee and a colleague, 38, were treated in hospital for minor injuries.

Suspected triads harass drivers

Fifteen minibus drivers were harassed by suspected triads last year, compared with four in 2006 and 19 in 2005, Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong told lawmakers. None of the cases last year involved extortion of fees at terminals or intimidation to join unlawful organisations, he said.

Welder suffers facial burns

A welder, 41, suffered facial burns at a recycling plant in Tsing Chuen Wai Road, Tuen Mun. The Labour Department is investigating.

Illegal food factory raided

An unlicensed food factory in Kong Tai Road, Tai Kong Po Tsuen, Yuen Long, was raided and 520kg of pork seized. Two people were arrested.