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PUBLISHED : Friday, 11 April, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 11 April, 2008, 12:00am

Suspect assaults officer

A police officer was assaulted yesterday when he followed a man seen acting suspiciously in Morrison Street, Sheung Wan, onto a minibus to question him. The man, 29, fled but was caught and subdued by the officer's colleagues. They seized a mask, gloves, three cutters and a knife in a rucksack the man was carrying. The officer was treated for minor facial injuries at Queen Mary Hospital.

Warning on impotence drugs

The admission to hospital of a 49-year-old man who collapsed after using a mainland impotence drug, 'Nangeng' or 'men's root', triggered a new Department of Health warning to the public not to use such products. It also warned against a mainland product called 'Power I Walnut' following the death of a man in Singapore.

Two injured in taxi crash

A taxi driver and his passenger were injured when their cab and a delivery truck collided in Justice Drive, Admiralty, at 9.22am. The driver, 58, and his female passenger, 40, were treated for minor injuries at Queen Mary Hospital.

Maid survives fall

An Indonesian domestic helper survived a suicide leap from the roof of a four-storey block of flats in Yuen Long. The maid, 27, was found conscious in Tong Yan San Tsuen Road with numerous injuries and was taken to hospital.

Three arrested over drugs

Police arrested three suspected drug traffickers and seized cocaine worth HK$11,900 in a car in Chatham Court, Tsim Sha Tsui, on Wednesday night. The three men were being held for questioning.

Red tide at beach

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department advised people not to swim at Silver Mine Bay Beach in Mui Wo, Lantau Island, after the sighting of a red tide.

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