Father of boy, 10, held for assault
Police arrested a 42-year-old man on suspicion of assaulting his 10-year-old son and a male passer-by in Sau Mau Ping yesterday. The incident happened when the man found his son playing in an internet cafe in Hong Ning Road at about 2.18pm. He took his son outside and slapped him. The man assaulted a passer-by who tried to stop him slapping the boy, police said. He was being held for questioning last night and no charge had been laid.
Anti-drugs raids net 15 suspects
Police arrested 15 people and seized drugs, including suspected ketamine and heroin, worth about HK$5,000, when they raided more than 50 locations during a 22-hour operation in Mong Kok that ended at 3am. Among the 12 men and three women arrested were three employees of a pharmacy suspected of having sold cough medicine containing a restricted poison in the absence of a pharmacist.
Drink-driving arrests over crashes
Two motorists were arrested for drink-driving after accidents in Tuen Mun and Tsim Sha Tsui. A 22-year-old man was not hurt when his car hit railings at the junction of Tseng Choi Street and Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun, at about 4am. His male passenger, 27, was injured and in stable condition in Tuen Mun Hospital. A woman, 26, and her male passenger, 23, were injured when their car hit a wall in the Mody Road car park at about 8am. They were treated at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
HK$1.6m in betting records seized
Police arrested a suspected bookmaker and seized soccer betting records totalling HK$1.6 million at his Kwai Chung Estate flat in Kwai Chung on Thursday night. The 29-year-old man was being held for questioning last night.
10 motorcycles torched
Ten motorcycles were set alight in a arson attack in Tseung Kwan O at 9.13pm. The motorbikes destroyed were parked under a footbridge opposite Sheung Tak Shopping Centre on Tong Ming Street.
One ticket won the HK$41,873,410 first prize. The numbers were 8, 33, 39, 40, 46 and 48. The extra number was 24. Two tickets each won second prize of HK$2,165,350. Third paid HK$49,140.