In Brief

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 02 July, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 02 July, 2008, 12:00am

Woman trapped under minibus

A minibus driver was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving after a 62-year-old woman was hit on Hoi Pa Street, Tsuen Wan, at about 3.30pm yesterday. The woman was trapped under the minibus and had to be freed by firemen. She was taken unconscious to Princess Margaret Hospital. The driver, 59, was later released on bail.

Annoyed boy reports mother

A 12-year-old boy called police to say, apparently falsely, that he had been beaten by his mother in a public housing flat in Tin Wah Estate, Tin Shui Wai, at about 11.30am. Police said the boy had called them after his mother refused to allow him to go to a barbecue with his friends. Police said they found nothing suspicious.

Man attempts suicide in car

A man was pulled from a smoke-filled car after a failed suicide attempt in a vehicle that crashed down a slope on Fei Ngo Shan Road, Sai Kung. The 42-year-old man had driven out of a car park in Choi Wan Estate, Choi Hung, after he was spotted lighting charcoal inside the vehicle at about 11am. Police later found his car on a slope near Pak Fu Lam, Sai Kung. A tray containing burning charcoal was found inside. The man was in stable condition.

2 arrested over prostitution site

Police arrested a man, 26, and woman, 20, in a Yuen Long village over operation of an online prostitution site. Officers believed they managed more than 10 teenage girls in the business. They seized a computer and a record book in a raid on a flat at Pak Sha Tsuen.

Six men attacked after pub row

Six men were ambushed by more than 10 people with flashlights and bottles after they left a pub on Fung Kam Street, Yuen Long, at about 2am. One of the men, aged 26, suffered head injuries and was later discharged from Pok Oi Hospital. The others were unhurt. The attackers had fled before police arrived. Police said the victim had had a dispute with another customer in the pub earlier.

Tree crashes on hut

A 30-metre tall tree collapsed on to a single-storey hut, leaving a 2-by-3-metre hole in the roof, in Ta Kwu Ling. Police said no one was hurt.