In Brief

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 08 April, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 08 April, 2008, 12:00am

Maids jump to their death

Two Filipino domestic helpers jumped to their deaths yesterday. A 32-year-old woman was found on the first-floor podium of Hoi Chu Court, Aberdeen Centre, in Cheng Tu Road, Aberdeen, at 6.30am. Police said she had a dispute with her boss over money but they gave no further details. A 40-year-old woman was found dead after she jumped from her employer's flat in Comfort Terrace, North Point, at 9.19am. Police said she had money problems.

Woman in court over cannabis

Businesswoman Maria Cornelia Duvenhage, 58, appeared in Tsuen Wan Court charged with trafficking in a dangerous drug. She was arrested at the airport on Sunday after arriving from Johannesburg when officers allegedly found 20kg of cannabis in her luggage. The case was adjourned to May 19 and she was remanded in custody.

Gang of 20 attacks boy, passer-by

A 17-year-old boy was injured when attacked by more than 20 men with knives, water pipes and bottles at the corner of Jaffe Road and Luard Road, Wan Chai, at about 5am. One of the gang members wounded a male passer-by, 48, in the neck. Both victims were in stable condition in Ruttonjee Hospital.

Scuffle follows drug search

A man, 21, was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and possession of drugs in Tin Shui Wai. The man had scuffled with a constable when he was stopped and searched.

Men charged over ATM cards

Two men were charged with possession of false instruments after HK$215,300 and 48 suspected counterfeit ATM cards were seized in their hotel room on Sunday. They will appear in Eastern Court today.

Wheel falls off truck

A truck continued rolling for more than 10 metres after its left back wheel came off at about 2pm in the New Territories-bound lane of Lung Cheung Road outside Chak On Estate, Shek Kip Mei.

Drink-driver hits flower bed

Police arrested a motorist for drink-driving after his car hit a flower bed at the junction of Connaught Road Central and Harbour View Street at 1.45am. The man, 32, was released on bail of HK$5,000.

Police seek missing man

Police appealed for help to find Lam Loong-sang, 56, who went missing from his home in Wang Tau Hom Estate, Wong Tai Sin, on March 22. Anyone with information can call 2703 2425 or 9020 2746.