In Brief

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 24 May, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 24 May, 2008, 12:00am

HK$253m for gallery revamp

A proposal to turn the temporary Hong Kong Planning and Infrastructure Exhibition Gallery in Central into a permanent one would cost an estimated HK$253.7 million. The Development Bureau said the gallery, in the City Hall Annexe, was popular with mainland and overseas visitors. It said the cost was high because the proposal involved upgrading the fittings in the 30-year-old building and special arrangements would be required to avoid disrupting operations of the adjacent City Hall Concert Hall.

Paint attack on office

Police were called after red paint was poured on the gate of a company office on Wan Tau Street, Tai Po.

II caught climbing out of school

Police arrested a 30-year-old mainland illegal immigrant as he climbed out of Fung Kai Primary School on Jockey Club Road, Sheung Shui, at 1.18am. Police said no property had been stolen.

86-year-old hit by taxi

An 86-year-old man was taken to Queen Mary Hospital after being hit by a taxi at the junction of Connaught Road West and Fung Mat Road, Western, at 6.30am.

Truck driver injured

A driver was injured when his container truck flipped on its side at the junction of Lai Cheung and Waterloo roads, Yau Ma Tei, at 3.40pm. The man, 56, was treated for injuries at Kwong Wah Hospital.

Pair sought after pub assault

Police were searching for two youths after a 27-year-old man was assaulted in a pub on Nathan Road, Mong Kok, at 5.30am. The victim was treated for minor injuries at Kwong Wah Hospital.